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It’s no accident that so many women are engaged in the struggle for nuclear disarmament and peace. Women traditionally take on the job of repairing the world after war. -- Beatrice Fihn, winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
Anna J. Dudek
Anna J. Dudek Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Halla Tómasdóttir is pushing Iceland to the top of the gender equality index. When she ran for president, little girls hugged her posters at bus stops. Though she lost by a narrow margin, she celebrated like a winner.
Lea Berriault
Lea Berriault NewsMavens, Europe
Hungary spent most of the last decades trying to integrate into the West, but is this still what Hungarians want? Independent MP Zsuzsanna Szelenyi sheds light on some concerns following Viktor Orban's victory.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
Tarja Halonen was called godless, a lesbian and a "girl", but she became president of Finland anyway. Or perhaps being a radical was exactly what helped her succeed? The former Lady President explains.
Elizabeth Walsh
Elizabeth Walsh International Producer, Europe
Incredibly, we STILL need collective action to win reproductive freedom in Europe. It's time to start coming out with our abortion stories.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The loss of freedom in the digital age seemed inevitable even before the Cambridge Analytica leak. But now, Europe can use the scandal as an opportunity to create an alternative to Silicon Valley monopolies and Chinese state surveillance.
Ivett Körösi
Ivett Körösi Nepszava, Hungary
Scientists and governments are beginning to understand the devastating effects of loneliness. As two European nations pioneer programs to alleviate the isolation of their seniors, other countries would do well to watch and learn.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Anne Applebaum, Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning historian, explains what it will take for the European women’s movement to go to the next level and what European story she is observing most closely.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
As illiberal governments in central Europe strengthen their hold on power, pro-democratic movements are getting creative in their attempts to rally support and maintain pressure.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Women in Israel enjoy full empowerment, strict gender segregation and everything in between. Is a common standard of gender equality possible in Israel’s diverse religious and cultural landscape? Editors from P. See magazine share an insider's view.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
Newsmavens curators have collected examples of initiatives, ideas and actions in their countries which have moved the dial on important issues that many regions are facing. Explore the list and note the red flag.
Editorial Team
Editorial Team NewsMavens, Europe
We live in confusing times: churches create social media platforms, films disappear from the screen without warning, and policemen hire terrorists. NewsMavens unravels the most noteworthy threads out of this week's European media tangle.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
The time has come to stop pretending that women’s presence is enough to usher in legislative progress.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
Saturday, an Italian extremist shot migrants in a racially motivated attack. Sunday, the participants of a children’s carnival in Croatia burned posters featuring same-sex couples. Even if they seem unrelated, the two incidents are part of a pattern.
Ada Petriczko
Ada Petriczko NewsMavens, Poland
In Poland, a political crisis often resembles a street fight -- it quickly becomes an emotional affair with no strategy beyond immediate retaliation.
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
While Global elites mingle on the top of the Swiss Alps at the World Economic Forum and misbehave at men-only charity dinners in London, many parts of Europe face neo-nazis and nationalist rhetoric from populist politicians.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
The days of playing defense against attacks on liberal values from the far right have given way to a new leftist strategy in Europe: offense.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
Transforming the post-war welfare state in Europe into an entrepreneurial model is making both headway and mistakes. Is it the best way to go?
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Europe and other nations that consider themselves part of “the West” are undergoing culture wars.
Guest Mavens
Guest Mavens NewsMavens, Europe
Sometimes, crucial matters that will have far-reaching consequences get pushed to the sidelines of the news cycle.
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