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  • Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe - Conference 24-25 October 2016, Brussels

    Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist perspectives on global issues in Europe - Conference 24-25 October 2016, Brussels

    [Brussels 25 July 2016] The world seems to be in turmoil, and Europe is deeply affected as economic and political power is reconfiguring on a global scale. The recent Brexit is an expression of the deep divide in many countries, with right-wing populism on the rise. Years of austerity and market liberalisation politics have increased the social and economic precarity and feelings of insecurity. The lack of political transparency and democratic decision making resulted in a loss of (...) Read more

  • NO means NO – Germany takes big legal step against Violence against women

    NO means NO – Germany takes big legal step against Violence against women

    [Berlin, 8 July 2016, Press Release by Deutscher Frauenrat] The German Bundestag has taken a historical step towards sexual self-determination. On July 7, 2016 the Parliament unanimously passed a reform of the penal code provisions on rape in line with the principle “No means no”. This means that every sexual act against somebody’s will is considered a crime. This is not only a victory for the women’s rights movement in Germany. The new bill also meets the requirements of the Council of Europe (...) Read more

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