FIGHTING FOR

Feminist, Free & Equal Europe

Goal

We believe that the future of Europe is feminist, free and equal.
Together, we can create that.

We want to influence policy, and create change together with Member parties, NGOs and activists.

Contact us:

Katrin Langensiepen
Katrin Langensiepen
Member
Annika Ojala
Annika Ojala
Rights and Democracy Campaigner

Target

We want to build a world, where we all have the right to decide for our bodies.

Where access to abortion and sexual and reproductive health and rights is the same for all, no matter who you are, or where you live. This is why we rise for abortion rights

Where women, non-binary, gender diverse persons and all members of the LGBTIQ+ community truly have the freedom to be who they are, without no fear of violence.

 

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OUR KEY DEMANDS

During this mandate, we have been building a world free of gender-based violence (GBV) in all its forms and with a focus on inclusivity.

We have spearheaded reports about adding gender-based violence into the list of European crimes, adopting a cyberviolence report, pushed for a resolution on #MeToo, and fiercely campaigned for a European Commission proposal for a directive against GBV.

As the Parliament is formulating its position on the Commission’s proposal, we will relentlessly continue our work on the GBV directive in the EP, determined to make this moment in feminist history even more inclusive and effective.

We want to continue our successful engagement of audiences on GBV topics in Member States, making connections between this personal issue and feminist and inclusive solutions, which can address it.

Both in the European Parliament and with Green parties across the EU, we are strong advocates and for LGBTIQ+ rights and equality.

Our sustained collaboration with our sibling organizations, such as EGP, FYEG, GEF and the LGBTI Intergroup, help us to cement the Green leadership on the topic.

Through sustained legislative work and by engaging in LGBTIQ+- specific actions and events, such as international days and pride weeks, we are loud and proud in engaging in the topic from different perspectives.

Defending abortion and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is rooted in protecting bodily autonomy and fundamental rights within and beyond EU borders.

We are calling to add abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and to ensure that SRHR are supported and defended by EU - both internally and externally.

We work side by side with NGOs, human rights defenders, social movements and green actors - especially in Member States where activism is becoming increasingly risky.

OUR CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

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©2021 Kasia Strek
My body my choice exhibition
Event |

My body my choice

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, together with the European Greens, will host an art exhibition on the topic of sexual and reproductive health and rights at the 6th European Green Party Congress in Copenhagen
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Opinion |

Cyberviolence – why we need a safe and feminist internet now

Sylwia Spurek
Opinion by Sylwia Spurek
European collaboration can offer solutions on how to end cyberviolence. Sylwia Spurek MEP on why ending online violence should be considered a priority for the European Parliament when fighting gender-based violence.
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Event |

Fighting for gender justice

More info to follow soon... Draft Agenda 15h00 Cultural performance by Tempo Venus 15h15 Welcoming words - Greens/EFA MEPs Diana Riba i Giner and Ernest Urtasun 15h25-15h40 Key Note speech by Rita Segato, professor and feminist anthropologist 15h40-16h10 Per...
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©Gayatri Malhotra
Abortion Rights Protest
Opinion |

Roe v Wade - How the US Supreme Court ruling affects abortion rights in Europe

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
Could our abortion rights in Europe also be stripped away soon? What do we know about the backlash on sexual and reproductive rights and health in Europe? And what can we do to defend abortion rights across the world?
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 4-7 July 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Not our Taxonomy, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the state of abortion rights, Alice Bah Kuhnke's report on intersectionality, minimum tax, windfall tax, Viola von Cramon's report on Kosovo, and sustainable aviation.
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Press release |

Women fleeing Ukraine must get access to SRHR including abortions

Today, Members of the European Parliament are expected to show strong support for women impacted by the war in Ukraine. In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of unofficial reports from survivors and intelligence reports about rape, sexual harassment, and torture being increasingly used by the Russian army as a weapon of war ag…
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Opinion |

Only yes means yes! A new EU law on gender-based violence brings us closer to a feminist Europe

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
This is a defining moment for equality in Europe. For the first time ever, there is a draft EU law to combat gender-based violence (GBV).
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©melodie-descoubes
Protest against gender based violence
Policy Paper |

Greens/EFA and Ministers welcome Historic EU Directive proposal to stop gender-based violence

We welcome the proposal as a unique opportunity to pave the way to a feminist Europe by committing the Member States to take ambitious and binding actions towards ending gender-based violence in Europe.
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©jiroe
Rainbow heart
Press release |

EU must use momentum of new Directive to combat all forms of gender based violence

The European Commission is expected to present its proposal for a Gender Based Violence Directive. This proposal will mark a huge step forward in the efforts to eradicate gender based violence. The Greens/EFA have long called for the Commission to put forward a directive that puts an end to all forms of gender based violence.
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GreensEFA
Signal for help video thumbnail
Video |

Signal for help - We need a law against gender-based violence now!

This year the signal for help for victims of violence went viral on TikTok, saving at least one kidnapped girl’s life. It has become a universal signal as a call for help and to escape gender-based violence. But we cannot rely on hand signals to save young girls and women from violence against them.