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Mind the GAP – The Gender Action Plan as a milestone for Climate Justice

2017’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) was a milestone for feminist policies: the first Gender Action Plan in COP’s history was adopted on 14th November in Bonn, Germany. Two months before the conference, the Chief Negotiator for the COP23… Continue Reading →

Misjudgment, empowerment and paternalism – The underestimation of refugee women as actors of change

In 1988 Mina Jaf was born a refugee during the chemical gas attacks in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Today, she is listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the category of Europe in Law & Policy. As a founder of the NGO Women… Continue Reading →

Watch and learn!? – Women’s empowerment in Europe’s right-wing populism

“Young, wild and patriotic – Our daughters against the sons of Islam“. This was the headline of the February edition of a German right-wing magazine with Marion Maréchal-Le Pen on the front cover. Europe’s right-wing populists are united in a… Continue Reading →

Feminist Foreign Policy – An approach for the European Union?

Foreign Policy of the European Union In the last decade several examples have shown that there is a need of a common foreign policy of the European Union and that there is a lack of integration. The economy and refugee… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day 2017

In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, the European Student Think Tank attended a panel discussion held by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), entitled “From smart economics to smart workplaces”, at the United Nations Office in Vienna,… Continue Reading →

She Waited Long Enough

As part of the EmpowHer campaign, the European Student Think Tank is proud to introduce the She Waited Long Enough project, a series of articles on gender equality and women’s rights. This project was designed in collaboration with the She… Continue Reading →

She Waited Long Enough – Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė

Feminism is a somewhat infamous term. One of the primary reasons is lack of public awareness what this word stands for. Many Conservatives in Lithuania would align it with Valerie Solanas adherents, while some might even thing it is just… Continue Reading →

Engaging men in ending gender inequality

At the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, the UN Secretariat was quivered by the motivational and thought-provoking speech delivered by British actress Emma Watson. Watson’s speech was not only a plea but also a call… Continue Reading →

She Waited Long Enough – Opening Piece : Interview with Karolina Leakovic, PES Women Vice-President and former candidate for SDP Croatia Leader

As many as seven candidates participated in recent SDP Croatia leadership elections – three women included. One of them, PES Women Vice-President Karolina Leakovic, was perceived as one of the most progressive candidates, and the only that openly labeled herself… Continue Reading →

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