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.

 

With local green actors across Europe and the world, we are creating change.

Sign up for our updates!

Receive your promo pack with stickers, postcards and temporary tattoos by mail.

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

Filter
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(72) "files/assets/imgs/list/time_to_prevent_violence_against_women_online.png" ["title"]=> string(45) "Time to prevent violence against women online" ["alt"]=> string(45) "Time to prevent violence against women online" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1652963041) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "c4c4dda8c33707c7edfd01ea953d1b5c.png" ["fname"]=> string(49) "Time to prevent violence against women online.png" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10960/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10960/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10960/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10960/portrait" } } Time to prevent violence against women online
Video |

Time to prevent violence against women online

If we want to put an end to the abuse women experience online, we need better EU rules! Our MEPs called on the European Commission to prevent and put an end to abuse in the internet. #NoMoreEmptyWords - it's time for concrete action!!
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(42) "files/assets/imgs/list/we_need_to_talk.png" ["title"]=> string(15) "We need to talk" ["alt"]=> string(15) "We need to talk" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1652964116) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "2adde4fab9a2341528dbbeab3db80f27.png" ["fname"]=> string(19) "We need to talk.png" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10962/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10962/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10962/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10962/portrait" } } We need to talk
Video |

We need to talk: A discussion about men, masculinities and gender equality

What is the role of men in achieving equality and in eradicating gender-based violence in the EU? In order to achieve gender justice, it is essential that we are all part of the solution; as actors, as allies and defenders of women’s rights and gender equality. At Greens/EFA, we advocate for a culture of masculinity that celebrates gender…
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(61) "files/assets/imgs/list/nathan-dumlao-cck5pfztwdq-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(22) "Fight for Equal rights" ["alt"]=> string(36) "Fight for Equal rights Demonstration" ["copyright"]=> string(14) "@nathan-dumlao" ["updated_at"]=> int(1622127029) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "1a40a824390ca72c7f81e1eb3d863588.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(38) "nathan-dumlao-CCK5pfzTwDQ-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10116/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10116/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10116/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10116/portrait" } }
@nathan-dumlao
Fight for Equal rights Demonstration
Event |

A discussion about men, masculinities and gender equality

What is the role of men in achieving equality and in eradicating gender-based violence in the EU? Join us for a discussion with outspoken feminist men, members of the European Parliament and experts from civil society organisations.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(74) "files/assets/imgs/list/ehimetalor-akhere-unuabona-8hccfmkuel4-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(37) "Protest against gender based violence" ["alt"]=> string(37) "Protest against gender based violence" ["copyright"]=> string(18) "@ehimetalor-akhere" ["updated_at"]=> int(1620819469) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "4427f7418e103704f09ef7d582057a41.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(51) "ehimetalor-akhere-unuabona-8HCCFmKueL4-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10065/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10065/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10065/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10065/portrait" } }
@ehimetalor-akhere
Protest against gender based violence
Event |

Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence!

The future of gender equality in Europe is at a turning point. Join us for a discussion with Turkish feminists, members of European Parliament and international human rights experts to learn what can be done to fight the backlash on gender equality in Europe.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(85) "files/assets/imgs/list/time_to_step_up_the_eu_s_response_to_gender-based_violence.png" ["title"]=> string(58) "Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence" ["alt"]=> string(66) "Webinar Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1652964560) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "a24ddc657a3aee78280307375a5ffb17.png" ["fname"]=> string(62) "Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence.png" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10965/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10965/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10965/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10965/portrait" } } Webinar Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence
Video |

Time to step up the EU's response to gender-based violence!

The future of gender equality in Europe is at a turning point. The #IstanbulConvention celebrated its tenth anniversary this May. Join us for a discussion with Turkish feminists, members of European Parliament and international human rights experts to learn what can be done to fight the backlash on gender equality in Europe.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(61) "files/assets/imgs/list/the_new_face_of_an_old_enemy.jpeg.jpeg" ["title"]=> string(32) "The new face of the an old enemy" ["alt"]=> string(32) "The new face of the an old enemy" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1637153766) ["file_name"]=> string(37) "57d892792cb395c5707b7f1527972e3f.jpeg" ["fname"]=> string(33) "The New Face Of An Old Enemy.jpeg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10525/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10525/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10525/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10525/portrait" } } The new face of the an old enemy
Video |

The New Face Of An Old Enemy

Violence against women, girls, and gender-diverse people is nothing new. Gender-based cyber violence is a new phenomenon within the same cycle of violence that’s been going on for a long time, all around the world. We as the #Greensefa in the European Parliament say: gender-based violence online needs to stop NOW!
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(50) "files/assets/imgs/list/we_will_not_be_silenced.png" ["title"]=> string(40) "Panel discussion We will not be silenced" ["alt"]=> string(40) "Panel discussion We will not be silenced" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1652964975) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "342962f5b90e54cb51886553508bdf9f.png" ["fname"]=> string(27) "We will not be silenced.png" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10967/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10967/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10967/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/10967/portrait" } } Panel discussion We will not be silenced
Video |

We will not be silenced. How should the EU prevent and combat gender-based violence online?

Greens/EFA are calling on the European Commission to propose a comprehensive and inclusive directive to prevent, respond and end gender-based violence in all its forms, offline and online. How should the new laws and policies be shaped to effectively prevent and combat gender-based violence online? See our panel discussion with experts, c…
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(67) "files/assets/imgs/list/alice-donovan-rouse-ljau2mwdmx0-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(12) "Womens March" ["alt"]=> string(12) "Womens March" ["copyright"]=> string(21) "©alice-donovan-rouse" ["updated_at"]=> int(1617121656) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "4b013515dc6e3af967eb0e69666d6eff.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(44) "alice-donovan-rouse-LjAU2mwdmX0-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9959/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(50) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9959/list" ["photo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9959/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(54) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9959/portrait" } }
©alice-donovan-rouse
Womens March
Event |

How should the EU prevent and combat gender-based violence online

In the 21st century, in the European Union, gender-based violence is manifesting everyday and everywhere. Women and girls can’t feel safe at homes, can’t feel safe when going out, can’t feel safe in public places and can’t feel safe even online. Join our panel discussion with experts, civil society organisations, MEPs and a representat…
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(56) "files/assets/imgs/list/shutterstock_1110245372_web_2.jpg" ["title"]=> string(14) "Womans protest" ["alt"]=> string(52) "Person with raised fist during protest/ shutterstock" ["copyright"]=> string(52) "Person with raised fist during protest/ shutterstock" ["updated_at"]=> int(1615299497) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "b1abd6decad3b07bbed0c8e42571716d.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(31) "shutterstock_1110245372_web.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9906/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(50) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9906/list" ["photo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9906/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(54) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9906/portrait" } }
Person with raised fist during protest/ shutterstock
Person with raised fist during protest/ shutterstock
Event |

Webinar: Why Europe needs a directive on gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year. Join MEPs Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke for a discussion on the need for action
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(61) "files/assets/imgs/list/say_no_to_violence_thumbnail.jpeg.jpeg" ["title"]=> string(28) "say no to violence thumbnail" ["alt"]=> string(28) "say no to violence thumbnail" ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1617211190) ["file_name"]=> string(37) "0c169b99378bf3da2b840314b9b2ffa1.jpeg" ["fname"]=> string(33) "say no to violence thumbnail.jpeg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9972/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(50) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9972/list" ["photo"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9972/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(54) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/9972/portrait" } } say no to violence thumbnail
Video |

What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

We are asking for EU legislation on Gender Based Violence. When we asked you: What you would do in a world without violence? Almost every second answer was: “Go for a walk after sunset.” “Walk alone at night, not fearing for my life.” “Walking at night with no fear.” “I’d never be scared to walk alone at night.” “I’d have more coura…