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The romanticisation of the Swedish welfare system and its positive effects on gender equality persists, notwithstanding the substantial dismantling of the welfare state in recent decades and Sweden’s drop in gender equality rankings. Unlike elsewhere in Europe, this development reflects an impact not so much of the last economic crisis when the government did not pursue the politics of austerity seen across much of the continent. Rather it is the effect of a long-term policy response ...
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Image: ClimAcció Marxa Pel Clima
Image: ClimAcció Marxa Pel Clima
The fight for climate justice must be feminist, anti-racist and anti-capitalist What does a feminist perspective mean? Feminism is constituted by a wide range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements across the globe that share the common goal to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, social and personal equality of the sexes. At the same time, feminist movements fight against gender stereotypes, deconstructing roles and images that are attributed to the biological sex of men and women that most often go along with giving ...
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Impact of Austerity Measures on Women in Croatia

Marija Ćaćić, Dora Levačić
Austerity, Gender Inequality and Feminism after the Crisis in CroatiaWhen we first started to look at various data, we found that both men and women in Croatia suffered grave consequences of the recent economic crisis. Only when we turned our eye to the devastation that happened during the 1990s and in the early 2000s did it became possible to see the different effects of cuts to social services and privatisation processes on women as a group. In a way, for Croatia the impact of austerity measures, since it declared its independence, can be best ...
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Frauenstreik in Madrid, 8. März 2018, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Fotomovimiento, via Flickr
Frauenstreik in Madrid, 8. März 2018, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Fotomovimiento, via Flickr
Women in Spain are striking on 8 March. A new left feminism is gaining ground. A report from Madrid.Millions second the feminist strike in Spain: and now what? 13 March 2018: It is almost impossible not to hold your breath when you see the images of the streets of Spain full of women and men on 8 March 2018. The newspapers and TV chains at global level have these images in their openings and front pages. And for a good reason: 1 million people went out to the streets in Madrid and 600.000 in Barcelona to call for a more feminist world. This is...
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3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference 2018 – Call for participationThe Third International Marxist-Feminist Conference will take place at Lund University (Lund, Sweden), October 6-7, 2018. The format of the Conference In March 2015 over 500 scholars and activists participated in the first international Marxist-Feminist conference in Berlin exploring topics such as neoliberalism, intersectionality and social reproduction. The Second International Marxist-Feminist Conference took place in Vienna in 2016 under the title: Building Bridges ...
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Report on the conference in November 2011 in BrusselsIn November 2011, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels invited women peace activists, peace researchers and policy makers to the conference “Consciousness-Raising and prevention in the struggle against violence and war”. The conference aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences of women in resisting and struggling against violence and war. It also aimed to define new approaches and recommendations to strengthen women’s resistance on the ground and to ...
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Report on the conference in November 2011 in BrusselsIn November 2011, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brussels invited women peace activists, peace researchers and policy makers to the conference “Consciousness-Raising and prevention in the struggle against violence and war”. The conference aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences of women in resisting and struggling against violence and war. It also aimed to define new approaches and recommendations to strengthen women’s resistance on the ground and to ...
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Report on the cooperation project with women peace activists from Somalia, Rwanda, Ex-Yugoslavia, Israel and Palestine, by Birgit Daiber, November 2011 "I am convinced that this war need not have been; that wars need not to beat all. There were alternatives, as there are in every conflict, even though much of history remains alive in the present. People are different, always. - But is that a reason to wage wars?" (Bosiljka Schedlich).

Three Palestinian Women from Gaza in Brussels

Simone Susskind, President of Actions in the Mediterranean
Note on the UNRWA women's delegation in March 2011 in BrusselsLast week in Brussels, I received three women from Gaza, who are working in different sectors of UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees. It was made possible with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Rada is a medical doctor, Siham works with the operations covering all the UNRWA programmes and Siam is a teacher. Rebecca Dibb, the Gaza gender officer of UNRWA, was with them.Since it is almost impossible for foreigners to enter Gaza because of the blockade, we wanted to ...
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Report on the conference with peace activists from Israel, Palestine and Europe in March 2010 in Brussels20 Years "Give Peace a Chance - Women Speak Out" - Über zwanzig Jahre nach einem ersten Treffen zwischen Palästinenserinnen und Israelinnen in Brüssel (damals unter dem Titel „Give Peace a Chance – Women Speak Out“) fand im März 2010 ein dreitägiges Seminar statt, an dem Friedensaktivistinnen aus Israel und Palästina sowie Friedensforscherinnen aus europäischen Projekten, VertreterInnen der ...
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