Voices of Black European Women

Our online event "Voices of Black European Women - Making Diverse Experiences, Life Realities and Narratives Visible" took place on 27 May 2021. With this exchange of experts, we wanted to make the experiences of different women in Germany and Europe visible and make their voices heard. I am happy that in the spirit of the UN Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), we were able to meet with motivating Black European [...]

Ten years of the Istanbul Convention

On 11 May 2021, the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, turned ten years old. The international treaty represents a milestone in the fight against violence against women and domestic violence and Germany, along with 33 other EU countries, has also signed the Istanbul Convention and on 1 [...].

Women in Europe: More than half the power!

In the webinar we discuss with representatives from politics and civil society about challenges and difficulties on the way to politics for women. We still have a long and rocky road ahead of us to achieve our goals for all women and diversity and equality in Europe.

Visio-Conférence: "Le leadership des Femmes de la Diaspora : un combat intersectionnel ?"

"Le leadership des Femmes de la Diaspora : un combat intersectionnel ?" "Date : 20 avril 2021Heure : 18.00-19.30 (CET) Quand des femmes d'origine Africaine accèdentent à des postes de décision dans la société, dans les médias ou en politique, elles incarnent au quotidien deux impératifs sociaux : la lutte contre le racisme et le sexisme. Dès lors, quelle [...]

International Women's Day 2021

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana pleads for an intersectional approach and highlights the Istanbul Convention.

A letter of protection against FGM/C as a strong sign for women's rights

avec la ministre de la famille, Mme Franziska Giffey

Our society is moving towards ever greater gender equality. Nevertheless: at the beginning of the 21st century, practices and conditions exist that are diametrically opposed to this welcome development. As long as women and girls in this world are victims of discrimination and gender-based violence, we must fight resolutely to secure the physical integrity of every human being. […]

Gender equality strategy: EU Parliament votes on package of measures

Today (Thursday 21 January, from 8:30), Members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on their demands for gender equality. The European Commission sets out strategic objectives to strengthen women's rights and gender equality in the EU in its Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025 of March 2020. The [...]

"Not with us! For a Violence-Free Future for Women"

No Violence Against Women

On November 25, as every year since 1960, non-violence for women is commemorated. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed in memory of the three Mirabal sisters, Dominican opponents of the regime, also known as "Las Mariposas" ("The Butterflies"). They were kidnapped and murdered in 1960 by secret service agents of dictator Rafael Trujillo. The deputies [...]