It's been more than five decades since you and I have equal rights. It is since 1957 that women and men have equal rights that come as one of the founding values of the European Union. And yet, in 2015 we are still struggling and we are crafting Directives, using them
I have talked to many people about quotas. I have read so many articles about the quota. So many that there's barely anything if anything at all that I haven't read about it. Still, I can't say whether I'm a fan of it or not. All the other feminists I
I met Justyna Szachowicz-Sempruch at a conference in Budapest, where she gave a fantastic lecture on the new types of family systems. Justyna, a Polish feminist activist, NGO founder, sociologist and gender Senior Researcher speaks passionately about the issues that matter. I’ve quickly found several common grounds with her; starting
No matter what’s your job or path; if you’re a woman, you've probably experienced some form of discrimination throughout your career or in your life, in general. What you might not consider, though, is that there are women out there, who are wearing a uniform and risk their lives for peace
How do we ensure gender equality in filmmaking? How do we empower women in filmmaking? Do we make a special award for women? Do we create special festivals only for women? And how do we encourage filmmakers to empower women through their movies? Being a judge of an online film
It might even be obvious that I know more about the politics in the Middle East than the feminist initiatives for a sexual revolution. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Mona Eltahawy, one of the leading feminists of the Arabic world, in person. Her book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why
Let's talk about feminism: Because being a feminist as a teenage girl is many things but easy.
So what is feminism? For me, being a feminist means fighting as hard as I can to make sure that, one day, my daughters won't have to grow up with the problems I'm growing
2 years ago, I handed in my resignation, left corporate life and was ready to conquer the world. And I did conquer. I used up my savings to follow my gut instinct; I dared to change, I dared to fail, and I also dared to succeed. I lifted myself out
A particularly annoying side effect of being a girl is knowing that I will always be judged on what I wear, no matter how intelligent I might be. Everybody looks at me before they listen; that's normal. The thing that really gives the problem is that people listen to me
Here are 7 books that our regular contributors read today. What's on YOUR list?
Afaf is reading: The Winner Stands Alone - Paulo Coelho
A familiar quote to most of us. A quote we hear from people around us when things get difficult. It's a lesson that is hard to understand or figure out