Social democrats may soon make history, if their candidate Viorica Dancila becomes PM. Though it would be a great opportunity for change, her candidacy doesn’t mean the country is any less conservative or that her party fosters gender equality.
recommended by Ana Maria Luca NewsMavenS, Eastern Europe
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17 Jan 2018
Sociologist Peggy Levitt: nations don't end at their borders
Young attorney spearheads civil service overhaul
A call for sisterhood in European politics
One woman’s battle against the most powerful
politician in Poland
Ultra conservative politician to become one of Austria's key dignitaries
Estonian cross-country skier Kristina Šmigun-Vähi is free of doping suspicions
Economist Marie Briguglio: culturally active citizens are happier
The woman who declared war on cancer
Everyday sexism: now available as a comic book
Angela McRobbie -- Women are the modern faces of poverty
Dismantling civil war -- Why do neighbors start killing each other?
Sexual abuse on Austrian ski slopes
Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia
The 12 women who stood up to thousands of nationalists
Bitch doctrine -- Laurie Penny on feminism and
being an activist
Meet the women who shape
Gloria Steinem on what's important for modern feminism
Film director Kasia
Adamik: everything is political in Poland now
Busting the myth of gender equal start-ups
"We live in a mobile world: one in seven people in the world is a migrant. Some are international migrants, some are forced migrants, others emigrate of their own free will, some with great success, others not so much."10 Jan 2018 Austria
"The Club of the Good Will Civil Servants" wants to change the image of Slovak government workers and keep those workers enthusiastic about their jobs.
recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia10 Jan 2018 Slovakia
Belgian politician Assita Kanko is launching an incubator to encourage more women to enter politics and to support them once they do.
recommended by Marjan Justaert De Standaard, Belgium3 Jan 2018 Belgium
55-year-old Krystyna Malinowska sued Jarosław Kaczyński, the president of the ruling party PiS, who governs Poland from the political backstage. She is sick of being insulted by Kaczyński’s rhetoric and demands respect.
recommended by Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Poland22 Dec 2017 Poland
Extreme right, homophobic and critical of the anti-fascist culture of remembrance -- this is how the FPÖ politician, Anneliese Kitzmüller, could be described in brief. Yet, she is about to become the Third President of the National Council.21 Dec 2017 Austria
In 2014 -- nearly a decade later after Šmigun-Vähi won the gold in Torino -- Russian media began to insinuate that she had used illicit drugs to get her place on the podium.
recommended by Marta Tuul Eesti Ekspress, Estonia14 Dec 2017 Estonia
Having studied the effects of Malta’s "festas," Briguglio notes that it's active participation that increases life satisfaction. “Those who are passive tend to experience noise, pollution and congestion,” she adds.
recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMAVENS, Malta11 Dec 2017 Malta
A career in science or a family? That is a choice Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot, scientist and professor of cell biology and oncology, had to make in Italy in the 1970s. After “Italy forced her” to make the tough decision, she chose science.
recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary1 Dec 2017 Hungary
French illustrator Emma has recently become an internet sensation thanks to her comics about everyday sexism. Women all over the world share her drawings saying they are a perfect depiction of reality.
recommended by Pauline Tillmann Deine Korrespondentin, Germany24 Nov 2017 Germany
"The slogan 'You can achieve anything' drives fear of failure as well as extreme forms of self-discipline. The vision of a perfect life ultimately leads to precariousness," claims the influential cultural scientist.24 Nov 2017 Austria
Writer Janne Teller warns that “either the moderates keep together [in Europe], or extremists will split us up.” As a scholar of the Balkan war believes that history is on the brink of repeating itself.
recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary24 Nov 2017 Hungary
A former Austrian ski champion speaks out about her time in competitive sports -- a story about pedophilia, violence and shame.22 Nov 2017 Austria
Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency. She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.
recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia20 Nov 2017 Slovakia
When 60,000 marched to celebrate Polish independence on 11 November, 12 women rose to face them with a sign that read "Stop Fascism".
recommended by Joanna Wrózynska Wysokie Obcasy, Poland14 Nov 2017 Poland
In her new book, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults, Laurie Penny explains why entitlement thinking leads to sexual violence. And why her patience with men as a "social phenomenon" is slowly running out.13 Nov 2017 Austria
As we observe the lack of gender parity in EU institutions, we can either scold the organizations or strengthen the women who made it in Brussels against all odds. Politico just did the later.
recommended by Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe10 Nov 2017 Europe
The fact that now, for the first time, there are fewer females on planet Earth than males, tells us that the dangers of physical annihilation, or the occupation of our bodies, are the ones that cover the most ground.
recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom6 Nov 2017 United Kingdom
Her childhood was far from ordinary. Daughter of Polish cinema’s power couple, she grew up in a home filled with leading artists and intellectuals. Today, a director herself, Kasia Adamik discusses her relationship with Poland.
recommended by Martyna Kraus Wysokie Obcasy, Poland2 Nov 2017 Poland
Mathilde Ramadier explains why codetermination, flat hierarchies and equal rights are often just empty promises in the start-up world.1 Nov 2017 Austria