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Statement of the EST Board in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear students, young people and readers all across Europe,   Europe has now been declared the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization. This current crisis calls upon every individual to act responsibly. The virus affects everybody, young… Continue Reading →

Trans women are women – because feminism can only be inclusive

Written by Antonella Cariello What does it mean to be a woman? This is an important question for feminism nowadays. Indeed, there is a feminist movement called TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminism), that is fostering a definition of woman as based only… Continue Reading →

House of Cards: Women Must Have a Seat at the Table

Written by Deqo Sheikh Gender equality and women’s rights have made significant strides since 1960 when Sirimavo Bandaranaike won Sri Lanka’s election and became the country’s first female prime minister and the world’s first woman to be elected head of… Continue Reading →

Abortion Rights

Written by Mehak Gauba Morally wrong, against religious beliefs, and ethical reasons are some of the rationales behind banning abortion and making it illegal. Unfortunately, the lawmakers and individuals standing against it tend to forget the most important factor which… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day and the Fourth Feminist Wave

Written by Tabea Boeglin International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually, on March 8, in recognition of the cultural, social and economic achievements of women. More importantly, this day calls for action towards achieving greater gender parity. For the year… Continue Reading →

Feminism and what it’s about – a short historic view

Written by Luis Neuhold „Of course I support women’s rights, but I’m not one of those ‘feminists’” “Phew yeah, glad to hear that! I mean, it is indeed important to think about this but –“ “Yes obviously, it’s just that… Continue Reading →

Gender equality (SDG 5) as the basis for achieving all other Sustainable Development Goals

Written by Elodie Arpa In 2015, all United Nations (UN) member states agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” As part of the 2030 UN agenda, they aspire… Continue Reading →

EST Ambassadors on the Emergency of Climate Change: PART 1

Austria: CLIMATE CHANGE In March, demonstrations against climate change organized by Fridays for Future started in Vienna, with only a few thousand people coming together from different educational facilities. In comparison, to the global strike in September, the organizers announced… Continue Reading →

Revisiting the Lisbon Treaty ten years after its ratification

Written by Christian Schweiger (Shabka CPD Policy Blog) December 1st, 2019 marked the tenth anniversary of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. The Lisbon Treaty still remains the latest constitutional treaty of the EU, which is rather surprising given the multiple… Continue Reading →

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