Julia Korbik
Julia Korbik NewsMavens, Europe
Physician Kristina Hänel, 62, was sued for "promoting" abortions on her website. Today, she has become a historic figure for the legalization of abortion in Germany.
Catia Bruno
Catia Bruno NewsMavens, Europe
Maria Filomena Monica, 75, is the first Portuguese woman to receive a PhD in sociology. After leaving her husband during Portugal’s dictatorship and writing over 30 books, she has become one of the country’s most respected intellectuals.
Joe Stenson
Joe Stenson NewsMavens, Europe
Ailbhe Smyth, 72, is an Irish writer, academic and activist. For decades, she has been at the center of political campaigns to legalize divorce, same-sex marriage and the historic 2018 vote to repeal the constitutional ban on abortion.
Marion Dautry
Marion Dautry NewsMavens, Europe
Milutin Jeličić, mayor of the Serbian town of Brus, was accused of years of sexual harassment and sexual assault. When Marija Lukić, his former secretary, went on TV to tell her story, the cable provider's electricity was cut off.
Lydia Morrish
Lydia Morrish NewsMavens, United Kingdom
After a childhood of learning not to talk about periods, multitudes of girls and women across Europe are ashamed of their monthly bleeds. This only makes menstruation seem more traumatic -- like a dirty secret.
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
A young Italian woman claims she was raped at the age of 13, but one Italian newspaper has downplayed her experience into a failed “love story”.
AJD Wysokie Obcasy, Global
In July 2018, for the first time in Tunisia's history, a woman became the mayor of Tunis.
Daria Sukharchuk
Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
Tamara Pletnyova, the chairwoman of Russian State Duma’s Committee on Family, Women and Children, gave a long interview to Channel One, the nation's biggest broadcaster, voicing a number of controversial and harmful ideas.
Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
Serbia's lesbian prime minister, whose partner recently gave birth to their baby, was quickly labelled a “dad” by the Balkan media.
Daria Sukharchuk
Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
The German city of Hannover has decided to switch to gender-neutral language in all its official communications, angering many.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
Brexit has become a culture war in the UK between traditionalists and “metropolitan elite”, and now attitudes towards family are on the frontline.
Karolina Zbytniewska
Karolina Zbytniewska Euractiv, Europe
“Women make up 51% of the population, but represent less than a quarter of foreign policy positions” -- Micah Zenko wrote in his famous Foreign Policy essay “City of Men” -- that was eight years ago, and, sadly, not much has changed since then.
Maria Hawranek
Maria Hawranek Wysokie Obcasy, Global
Empathy makes it possible to challenge stereotypes, stigmas, discrimination, and prejudice. It teaches us to look at people with respect for diversity instead of fear -- Aspen Baker.
Sian Norris
Sian Norris NewsMavens, Europe
In a landmark legal case, a woman who killed her husband after years of violence had her murder conviction quashed. So why is the BBC calling her “hammer killer wife”?
Iris Pase
Iris Pase NewsMavens, Europe
The media in Italy has two very different rape narratives depending on who the attacker is. If he's Italian, it's likely the victim's fault. If he's an immigrant, his guilt is never in doubt.
Daiva Repeckaite
Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Lithuania
Take a homophobic petition, mix it with a 100-year-old prophecy involving Russia, sprinkle it with conservative family alliance funds from Poland and other like-minded allies and what do you get? Lithuania's Institute of Christian Culture.
Daria Sukharchuk
Daria Sukharchuk NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
When refugees are discussed in the German media, the conversation is about men -- but what about women refugees, are they being given the help they need to overcome their own challenges and integrate?
A girl's sadness is an internal protest, an attempt to disrupt the predominant perception of femininity, says visual artist Audrey Wollen
Linh Nguyen
Linh Nguyen NewsMavens, Europe
Dangerous misinformation about the HPV vaccine continues to circulate worldwide, discouraging women from getting a safe and efficient protection against a deadly disease.
Alexandra Borchardt
Alexandra Borchardt Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
A new report by the Women's Media Center on gender diversity tells a discouraging story -- across all media types -- online, print and broadcast -- men get roughly 60 percent of the bylines and women only 40 percent.

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