Karin Schönpflug on why it is necessary to fundamentally modify the current financial model, and what feminist economics and feminist utopia have in common in their approaches to dismantling existing power relations in our economic system.
Violence against women exists in all social classes, nations, family and intimate relationships. Lithuanian social scientist and activist Reda Jureliavičiūtė explains why it often remains invisible and how we as a society can recognise the scope of the problem and find effective solutions.
Jose Soeiro analyses why it is important to put care at the centre of the political debate to fight inequalities, and why making care a universal social right and collective responsibility should be the aim of a demanding democracy.
On 1 March, Annalena Baerbock, the German Foreign Minister, presented her guidelines for a feminist foreign policy. These 86-page guidelines focus on three core demands, in addition to a number of inspiring references to feminist policy approaches: Rights, resources and the representation of women in foreign policy decision-making and negotiations.
Gabi Zimmer on why a sustainable peace depends on responsibly carrying out a society-wide conversation and promoting broad alliances with common initiatives and action on the part of anti-militarist and anti-fascist peace movements, climate activists, and trade unions.
Am 15. März ist Antje Vollmer gegangen. Von ihrer tödlichen Krankheit wusste sie lange. Sie hat sich ihr gestellt wie vorher allem anderen – mit ganzer Kraft, mit völliger Klarheit, mit größter Würde. Sie sah ihre Lebensarbeit getan.
Poland, 14 March 2023. Justyna Wydrzyńska, a women's rights defender, has been sentenced to eight months' community service for helping a woman in need to obtain an abortion. Read the reactions of Left MEPs María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop (Podemos, Spain) and Malin Björk (Swedish Left Party) to this dangerous precedent in the EU and beyond.
The International Conference on “The European Union, Turkey, the Middle East and the Kurds” took place in the European Parliament on 8-9 March. Read the shortened version of the opening statement by co-organiser Dersim Dağdeviren as well as the final declaration here.
On behalf of the transform! europe network, Marga Ferré, Co-President of transform! europe, sends warm greetings and solidarity to all women and to all those who are working for a gender-equitable world and a just and discrimination-free society.
Austria’s right-wing and authoritarian parties are trying to weaponise border control and immigration and declare certain groups that they themselves have marginalised a threat to national security, all while blocking and sabotaging pan-European efforts to relocate refugees across the continent.
During the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) session, representatives of the Austrian peace movement gather at the Vienna Hofburg and project their demand for peace in Russian, Ukrainian, English and German on the façade of the building complex where the delegates meet: “Peace is our victory”.
What would have been the potential benefits for Russia, if its attack on Ukraine in February 2022 had been a success? Jürgen Klute asks this question in order to take another look at the causes of the war and thus also at possible ways to end the conflict peacefully and in the long term.
transform! europe follows the European Left in calling for increased efforts to support the victims of the earthquakes in Turkey, Kurdistan and Syria and expresses its sincere condolences and full solidarity with all those affected by this catastrophe.
Axel Ruppert of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation reflects on the EU's geopolitical ambitions, examines what has changed in the EU's geopolitical orientation since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, criticises the increasing militarisation of the EU and provides an impulse for a different understanding of security.
Heidi Meinzolt of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) criticises the massive rearmament at a national, European, and global level and sheds light on the downward spiral of war from the perspective of feminist causal research.