‘The desire to alter the image of sex work is lacking’ – Interview with Astrid Zwinkels

Meet Astrid Zwinkels, a 25-year-old Jonge Democraten member, who tries to influence Dutch policy on Prostitution. Not only is her academic career dedicated to this subject, she is also involved in JD’s working group Diversity & Participation. Apart from that…

Burkini: The “Conseil d’Etat” puts a stop to the gallop – Jeunes Radicaux de Gauche

Playtime is over.  The Conceil d’Etat, France’s highest administrative court, ruled against the “anti-burkini” bylaw of the municipality of Villeneuve-Loubet (French Riviera). In France, the end of the summer was given rhythm by a sad debate. This was an embarrassment…

Human Rights Have No Gender, but Women Are Particularly Vulnerable – Laura Neijenhuis

In her introductory speech for the Women’s Rights Award 2016, Anne Brasseur, the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, underlined how important fighting for Human Rights is. “Betraying and losing our values is betraying and losing…

Because Every Single Person Counts – Alena Santalainen

I am extremely happy and proud to have good news to share once again.  Recently, the law that was being used to discriminate against rape victims in Sudan was amended and signed into law by the President. The amazing thing is how this…

Ecofeminism and Climate Change – Junior Sikabwe

What is it to be in our natural element, and how much should we adapt to circumstantial change? In Green politics, ecofeminism is the belief that women are inherently associated with nature, in that both have been subjected to oppression…

Can these guys rock our world? – Alena Santalainen

As programme manager of IFLRY’s Gender Equality programme, there are a lot of topics that I want to write about: there was an amazing event that we had in Tunisia, our plans for this year, and many other very interesting…

Legalizing Prostitution and the Case for Sex-Workers Rights – Kjersti Møller

On the 2nd of June 2015 it will be 40 years since about 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France to protest against their exploited working conditions. Since then, society has changed a lot, but the rights of…