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Girls Rights Are Human Rights #16DaysOfActivism

As this year’s theme for International Human Rights Day is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, we want to look back at a successful EWAG edition where we spoke with two young activists campaigning for girls rights.

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Obstetric Violence #BreakTheSilence

Obstetric violence is an intersection between institutional violence and violence against women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum; however, very little is being done in Croatia or beyond to combat it.

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Digital Violence Targeting Women’s Sexuality: A German Example

Under the patriarchy, women’s sexuality is not seen as a source of power - it is seen as a source of shame. The case of German Green politician Renate Künast who became a victim of online hate speech earlier this year, demonstrates why.

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Menstruation is not a Luxury

Almost half of all EU member states tax menstrual products as luxury items, in the same category as wine, beer and cigarettes. This is a glaring example of institutionalised gender-based discrimination.

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Welcome to Young Feminist Europe!

WEBINAR - #HerFuture: Young Feminists & Violence Against Women in the Digital Age

Starting at 7PM on Monday 16 December - register NOW!

For the second episode of the #MyClitCounts series, Asha Allen from the European Women’s Lobby, will give an overview of the continuum of violence against women, focusing on digital sexual violence, the reality of pornography and how the impact of hyper sexualisation of women and girls is leading to a reality in which violent sexual acts in pornography and rape culture are becoming normalised for an entire generation.

You can register for the webinar here

Share your Story!

We're looking for volunteer bloggers!

Do you have an empowering feminist story? A feminist struggle in your country or region that you want to share? Or would you like to write for the #MyClitCounts campaign?

Contact us with your idea at editorial@youngfeminist.eu.

New Podcast Episode

First episode for the #MyClitCounts series we met with Irish and Italian Pro-Choice activists!

To mark the International Day for Safe Abortion, we met with Emma Harte from BXL-Irish for Choice and Laura de Bonfils from Pasionaria and MON UNA DI MENO – Europa to discuss reproductive rights, access issues to local abortio healthcare and how to build a strong movement to ensure no-one gets left behind. 

New Campaign - My Clit Counts

Debunking social taboos on women’s sexual pleasure, gynecological health and reproductive rights.

In a world that is obsessed with penises and prioritizes the needs of men, the gynecological health and sexual pleasure of women* often takes a back seat. The clitoris – the unknown organ – has come to symbolise this inequality. Through a series of campaign actions, young feminists from across Europe will have the opportunity to engage in the broad and interlinked topics surrounding women’s bodies. Read more about the campaign here.

A Young Feminist Vision of Europe

A blog compilation by thirteen young driverse feminists

Representing 10 different EU countries (Ireland, Greece, Italy, UK, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands), the authors highlight a range of issues as well as their hopes for the next EU mandate. Check out the full compilation here.

Brussels Women*s Strike 2019

Nearly 15,000 people took part in the march for International Women*s Day.

Watch Young Feminist Europe’s video below!