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About this event
Since March 2020, social life has somehow resembled a “Pandemian Rhapsody”: “caught in a landside, no escape from reality”, and, just like Freddy Mercury in his song, we could in fact wonder if the current times are “the real life or just fantasy”. In any case, daily realities paint an unambiguous picture.
Women’s liberation has been progressing for a century in Europe, and yet in just one year, Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for political and societal failures. Even in Europe, it seems that we are still generations away from equal rights and structural justice for women. Amending a law does not mean that sexism vanishes from the head of the people. On the contrary, women are still far too often confronted with outright misogyny.
With this talk, we aim to depict how one year of Covid has shaped society and how it is affecting our everyday lives all over Europe – especially those of women. What do we need to consider – as women, and Green politicians – and how do we take it from here?
The floor will be given to:
- Ricarda Lang, Federal Deputy Chairwoman and Spokesperson on women’s affairs for BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, Germany
- Liljana Popovska, Former Member of the North Macedonian Parliament and Leader of the Green Party – DOM, Board Member of the NGO Green Institute, North Macedonia
- Hilal Gencay, Author of the report “Being a Woman during the Pandemic”, Women´s Human Rights – New Solutions Association, Turkey.
“Being a feminist means fighting for equality, for the expansion of rights, for the dismantling of stereotypes, and for an end to violence.”
08/03/2021, Constanza Alonso, local politician, Argentina
The webinar will take place on 24th March from 15:30 – 17:00 CET, and will be in English with German interpretation.
The event will be held on Zoom. To register, please head to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y_CValNETAuq4oFkniWGZwhttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y_CValNETAuq4oFkniWGZw
This webinar is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of FREDA – die Akademie and with the financial support of the European Parliament.