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Lea Berriault Managing Editor

Women in Turkey keep the protest alive

During International Women’s Day, thousands of women marched in Istanbul to demand equality and an end to violence against women. Nowadays, a protest of this size is rare in Turkey.
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16 Mar 2018 Europe

Court ruling triggers new law about sexual consent

On March 5, France’s equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, announced the country will set the legal age of sexual consent at 15. Schiappa believes the measure will help fight violence against children.
Roxanne D'Arco recommended by Roxanne D'Arco NewsMavens, France
12 Mar 2018 France

Maltese Students Bond with Former Slave Laborers

Ahead of International Women's Day, six Maltese and foreign human trafficking survivors shared their stories as they got their hair done in a unique bridge-building event.
Daiva Repeckaite recommended by Daiva Repeckaite NewsMavens, Malta
6 Mar 2018 Malta

Why aren't men taking action against sexual abuse?

Despite #MeToo, Sexual violence is still considered a “women’s issue” even though the perpetrators are mostly men. Why are men not active in looking for solutions to this problem? 
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
2 Mar 2018 Austria

Few Hungarians willing to commemorate Roma victims

Ten years after a wave of hate crimes against Roma, only a handful of people bothered to attend a memorial service for the victims -- and one village refused to erect a statue of one of the victims.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
26 Feb 2018 Hungary

Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee brutally murdered

27-year-old Slovak reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová were found dead late on Sunday evening. Police officials say the murders appears to be linked to Kuciak's extensive investigations of tax fraud and corruption. 
Ria Gehrerová recommended by Ria Gehrerová Denník N, Slovakia
26 Feb 2018 Slovakia

Catalan leaders demand truth about Barcelona attacks

Catalan authorities requested that the Spanish intelligence services reveal the nature of their relationship with imam Abdelbaki Es Satty, the mastermind of the 2017 Barcelona terror attacks.
Tonina Alomar recommended by Tonina Alomar NewsMavens, Spain
20 Feb 2018 Spain

Hungarian Neo-Nazis vow to take matters into their own hands

At a recent gathering at Buda Castle, Hungarian Neo-Nazis declared their intention to "fight the invaders" and "shatter the new world order." They also referred to reporters as "liberal rats."
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
13 Feb 2018 Hungary

Sexual harassment reforms at Westminster  'Boys club' 

Politicians in Westminster will have to undergo training and could be expelled for sexual harassment. The first-ever grievance procedure, which aims to reform workplace culture that has seen sexual misconduct from groping to rape, has been launched.
Lydia Morrish recommended by Lydia Morrish WikiTribune, United Kingdom
12 Feb 2018 United Kingdom
When in doubt, lash out 5-9 Feb 2018

When in doubt, lash out

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.
Weekly Hindsight by Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Southern Europe

Tariq Ramadan taken into custody for rape allegations

Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan was taken into custody this Wednesday by French police following rape accusations. It's time for justice to prevail over the protection of powerful figures in society. 
Lara Bullens recommended by Lara Bullens NewsMavens, Western Europe
2 Feb 2018 Western Europe

Violence against students is widespread

A group of Hungarian teachers launched the "Violence Free Schools" movement after it came to light that two of their colleagues beat students.
Ivett Korösi recommended by Ivett Korösi Nepszava, Hungary
1 Feb 2018 Hungary

Romanian Activists Demand Action Against Domestic Violence 

After two women were murdered by their partners in public places last week, Romanian activists demand that the country’s first female prime minister enforce the Istanbul Convention.
Ana Maria Luca recommended by Ana Maria Luca NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
31 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

'Moderate' Serb Kosovar Leader Assassinated

Oliver Ivanovic, a 'moderate' Serb Kosovar politician from the divided city of Mitrovica, was assassinated on Tuesday, leading to the end of 'normalization' talks between Serbia and Kosovo which had just started in Brussels.
Claudia Ciobanu recommended by Claudia Ciobanu NewsMavens, Central & Eastern Europe
18 Jan 2018 Central & Eastern Europe

Star of the Austrian ski world accused of 1974 rape

The #MeToo movement continues in the Austrian ski world: superstar Toni Sailer, who died in 2009, was arrested before a World Cup race in then-communist Poland on suspicion of sexual assault.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
18 Jan 2018 Austria

Italy emerges as a player in the arms trade

Arms manufacturing grew in 2016 for the first time in five years. American and British industries lead in the production of weapons, but Italy also has a share of the death market.
Ingrid Colanicchia recommended by Ingrid Colanicchia MicroMega, Italy
11 Jan 2018 Italy

Victims of domestic violence often lack refuge in Austria 

Before the 1970s, domestic violence was generally dismissed as a "private matter" and the affected women and children had to cope on their own. Today, despite significant progress, sometimes they still have nowhere to go.
Christine Tragler recommended by Christine Tragler Der Standard, Austria
10 Jan 2018 Austria

What will happen to French Jihadi Emilie König?

She was the most wanted female French jihadi. This week, Le Monde revealed that Emilie König, captured by the Kurdish forces in Syria, has been detained since December.
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8 Jan 2018 Europe
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