Faced With Eviction, London’s Feminist Library Continues to Fight the Patriarchy

The town this feminist haven has called home for more than 30 years wants them out—and soon.

Bridging Lives and Homelands

While Trump is talking about closing borders and deporting Muslims and Brexit begins to take shape, a women’s migrant organization in Greece offers Europe and the world a startling alternative: solidarity.

Looking at Hillary’s Nomination Through a Nordic Lens

While 2016 saw a US milestone with the presumptive nomination of Hillary Clinton, in Iceland, a woman on the ballot is not such a big deal.

What Will Brexit Mean for Women?

Women have been conspicuously absent from the debates surrounding the Brexit referendum.

How Europe is Failing Women and Girls on the Migration Route 

Oumo, from sub-Saharan Africa, was forced to trade sex twice for a fake passport and passage to Turkey on her way to Greece. Noor, a pregnant mother of two, was freezing and in severe pain as she waited for a train near the Serbian-Croatian border, unknowingly sitting just meters away from medical services. The journey […]

In Cologne, German Women’s Bodies Should Not Be Used to Promote Racism

Following planned attacks on women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, more than 500 reports have been made, 40 percent involving sexual assault. In other German cities such as Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, similar cases were also filed. In Cologne, the police have arrested 21 suspects so far, most of whom have been identified as men from […]

Meet the Women Supplying Refugees with Menstrual Products

Imagine being uprooted from your community and having to flee for your life with just a few of your belongings. Imagine that, on top of having to navigate such hardship, you’re also menstruating. Where would you access pads, tampons, liners? It’s not exactly something that those managing refugees camps would think to prioritize when already attempting to provide […]

Drone Successfully Delivers Abortion Pills in Poland

This past Saturday, a drone flying from Frankfurt, Germany safely delivered abortion-inducing pills to Słubice, Poland. The drone’s flight marks the first successful effort by Women on Waves and other pro-abortion groups based in Eastern Europe to provide abortion services in this way. Abortion is legal in Germany, but has been harshly restricted in Poland since 1993. […]

Why Are People Sitting On Each Other’s Faces in the U.K.?

Groups of protestors around the U.K. have gathered in recent weeks to express their frustration with new laws prohibiting certain sex acts from being performed in porn films. The restrictions were imposed late last year by British lawmakers. The list of banned acts includes: physical or verbal abuse; strangulation; penetration by any object “associated with […]

Sweden’s Feminist Party Nearly Gets Into Parliament — And Pharrell Helps!

On Saturday, September 13, the day before the Swedish general election, the leader of the Feminist Initiative (FI) party, Gudrun Schyman, joined U.S. music superstar Pharrell Williams on stage in front of nearly 10,000 people. It was the last big political stunt in what has been called a “super election year.” For the past eight […]