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Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Lithuanian Gold Fish Ruta Meilutyte

Rio Olympics 2016 was one of the biggest events this summer that captured the world’s attention. What we saw is a competition between countries that win more medals, but inside every sport and country has a different story. One such story is about a young Lithuanian swimmer, Ruta Meilutyte, who won all possible champions in the world, but at the end of the Rio Olympics surprisingly returned to Lithuania without a single medal.

“Stop bawling” – Obstetric violence in Hungary

“Stop bawling” – Obstetric violence in Hungary

Giving birth can be a traumatic experience: hospitals are crowded, doctors don’t have time to, or cannot, respect the desires of the women giving birth. A discussion with Pálma Fazakas, a Hungarian activist for obstetric rights

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland  

Solidarity with Polish Women – Abortion Rights in Poland   

Many feminists across Europe have shown solidarity with Polish women following a proposed legislation that would completely ban or extremely limit the right to abortion. What were the reactions in Poland? And is it possible that the issue only is used to divert public attention from other worrying developments in Polish politics?

The dangers of menstrual health products

The dangers of menstrual health products

A woman’s menstrual cycle is significantly linked to the environment; disposable menstrual care products are produced using toxic chemicals, bleached with chlorine and end up on landfills as toxic waste. There are alternative products available but the international feminine hygiene brands don’t want us to know about them.

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

The Dark Side of the Net: Cyberstalking

One in five women in the European Union have experienced stalking since the age of 15. Nevertheless, not all EU countries have a clear definition of stalking.

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violenc...

The link between mental health and inequality, gender-based violence and gender stereotypes

In April we celebrate World Health Day. How do inequality, gender stereotypes and sexism impact women’s mental health?

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tam...

April’s theme: “Women and health” – the tampon tax

Did you know that in most countries in the EU, women are taxed for having their periods? As shocking at it may sound, the tampon tax is a reality.

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