It’s been just over a century since the suffragettes claimed their rights. The #MeToo movement is still experiencing aftershocks. Sisters of Europe is a project that empowers and connects women across Europe.
Our website contains a series of interviews with 17 committed women in 17 different countries.
Our 17 sheroes are famous and unknown, young and old, activists and astronauts, miners and politicians, but they all share a common goal: to change things. We want to shed light on new voices, new faces and new visions to document where women stand in today’s Europe.
The portraits were written and photographed by a new generation of talented European journalists working across borders, from Paris all the way to Pristina. We reported from countries like Kosovo, Ukraine and Turkey because we strongly believe that Europe is not only shaped by its member states, but by its neighbours as well.
European feminism has its own geography. While domestic violence is a reality for women in southern countries, closing the gender pay gap is a priority in the West. This is why we will be holding four events in four different cities spread across the continent.
During spring and summer 2019, four public agoras will take place in Warsaw, Paris, Berlin and Athens. During these discussions, a spectrum of issues European women are grappling with – region by region – will be tackled.
A list of concrete recommendations to improve women’s rights in Europe will be transmitted to the European Parliament after the 2019 elections. You can also be a part of Sisters of Europe and submit your ideas for change using the online form below.
RAISE YOUR VOICE
In your eyes, what would be the most crucial bill to advance women’s rights on a European level?
Sisters of Europe was created by Prune Antoine & Elina Makri.
Sisters of Europe was among the eight finalists of Advocate Europe, the European Ideas Challenge by MitOst, in cooperation with Liquid Democracy and is funded by the Stiftung Mercator.
It is produced by the Greek start-up Oikomedia.
♥ We thank our funders and media partners for their support.♥