Women Facing Crisis and Austerity
  • The crisis has very negative effects on society as a whole, especially on women. The austerity policies established in Europe are making the populations pay by sparing those responsible, namely the major banks. As an additional injustice, these policies, by ignoring any analysis of the differences...
    A Dearth of Organisational Wisdom Leaves Us Political Orphans
  • The renaissance of Marxism will occur on the soil of “the globally networked brave new world of transnational high-tech capitalism”, and “as analysis, critique, alternative praxis and resistance, … Marxism as a movement will reinvent itself. What we can do, and therefore must do, is to place on the...
    Equality of the Sexes? Feminism Reloaded
  • Ladies and gentlemen, Having been asked to speak on “(leftist) feminism as a liberation theory” on the grounds that “by and large knowledge of the theoretical problems involved in sexual relations is still amazingly limited”, I must confess to finding the prospect daunting on three counts. First:...


    Ηomosexual relationships are legally recognized in Greece
  • With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership. Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of the state.


    Left Alone: On Solitude and Loneliness amid Collective Struggle
  • "Left Alone" brings together 15 authors and seven visual artists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America to individually and collectively reflect – in words and images – on an urgent psycho-political issue that has not yet been explicitly addressed through a left-political lens, that is, "Left Loneliness".
    Women's Struggle Is Everyone's Struggle!
  • Maria Dexborg, leader of the Left Party in Malmö, on the current feminist and human rights debate in Sweden, which has taken a downturn since the new right-wing government came to power.
    Money: From Feminist Economics to Feminist Utopia
  • 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.
    The Violence That We Refuse to Acknowledge
  • 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.
    Care Rights: A Major Agenda For the Left
  • 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.
    Feminism Is Not Just About Rights, Representation and Resources
  • 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.
    Defend Women Who Fight for Women
  • 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.
    8 March - A Day of International Feminist Solidarity
  • 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.
    Imagining the World from the Perspective of Peace – Not War
  • 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.
    A Europe-Wide Right to Abortion: A Vote For Hope
  • In just a few short weeks, the impact of the US Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade has been profound. Its reverberations were also felt in Europe. Last week, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution to defend abortion rights.
    Voices for Peace
  • In reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, transform! europe has issued a Peace Manifesto. A variety of other organisations advocate for peace as well: left parties and movements, NGOs, human rights organisations, peace movements, trade unions, religious groups, and many more.
    Feminist Resistance Against War
  • By the end of March, over 2,500 organisations, collectives, and individuals, among them numerous distinguished scholars, have signed the manifesto.
    Feminist Greetings
  • A warm greeting to all women, to those struggling for a gender-just world in which men and women can live in peace, social security, freedom, and self-determination! Particularly in this year, the demand for peace is crucial. War is raging in Europe as well and we are threatened by a terrible...
    Post Rosa: Letters Against Barbarism
  • Twenty “Luxemburgians” from across the globe engage in vivid correspondence, with reference to and reflections about Luxemburg and the times we live in, as understood through their own bodies and geopolitical locations, and informed by an epistemology of both head and heart.
    We've Had Enough! Women's Strike 2020
  • Starting last autumn, massive demonstrations against the near-total ban on abortion have swept through the streets of Polish cities and towns under the banner of Women's Strike – the country's biggest protests in recent history.
    Who was Rosa Luxemburg?
  • Even though Luxemburg’s writings have been widely analysed and her correspondence subjected to detailed examination from various viewpoints, this question is harder to answer than it seems.
    "To Regain the Right to Decide for Ourselves"
  • Agnieszka Mrozik speaks with Ewa Dąbrowska-Szulc, President of Pro Femina Association, Poland on the actual and past protests against abortion laws, feminist organisation and on the history of women's right to self-determination in Poland.
    Engels Was a Bro!
  • A tribute to Friedrich Engels' "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State" and the groundwork for feminism by the jubilarian.
    Thirteen Theses of Marxism-Feminism
  • This foundation for Marxist feminist thinking and action, formulated by Frigga Haug, is the outcome of a collective process organised around the Marx-Fem-Conferences.[1] With an introduction by Frigga Haug.
    Feminism in Poland
  • On the rise of grass root movements and the possibilities for feminism in Poland.
    Breaking with Transition
  • The Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP) recently published a special issue of Feminist Critique: “Breaking with Transition: Decolonial and Postcolonial Perspectives in Eastern Europe”, in collaboration with Feminist Critique Journal. This issue is the result of the presentations at the 2018 BSTP workshop, supported by transform! europe.
    4th International Marxist Feminist Conference 2021 in Bilbao
  • The 4th International Conference will be held in Bilbao, on 11-13 November 21. This Conference will be organized and funded by transform! europe and the University of the Basque Country, along with Iratzar Foundation, Bilbo-Barcelona Critical Theory Group, Berliner Institut für Kritische Theorie (Inkrit) and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, among others.
    We strike together!
  • On the 8th of March, International Women's Rights Day, voices will be raised around the world to remind us of past, present and future struggles. We, women of the Party of the European Left, show our solidarity and support all the mobilizations called by feminist movements in Europe.
    Unlimited Liberal Feminism in Lithuania
  • When thinking about the situation of feminism in Lithuania, the film Kramer vs. Kramer springs to mind. Or, perhaps it would be better to say that what arises is discussion within feminist circles about this film, decades after it was first seen on the screen.
    Long Live Non Una Di Meno!
  • Non Una Di Meno (Not One Less), an important Italian feminist movement aiming to fight the capitalist and patriarchal system and all forms of sexism and racism, held his national conference. Read about the movement's current discussions ...
    Social-Economic Situation in Ukraine: Gender Perspective
  • In this article, I shortly review the social-economic situation in Ukraine from the perspective of women and other vulnerable groups touching upon the issues of the structural adjustment policies, the armed conflict and the increase of the far-right violence.
    3rd International Marxist-Feminist Conference
  • “Transforming Our Lives. Transforming the World”. – The Third International Marxist-Feminist Conference will take place at Lund University (Sweden), from 6 to 7 October 2018. Deadline for submissions is 28 February 2018.
    10th Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture with Nancy Fraser
  • Nancy Fraser, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research of New York gave the keynote entitled the “Crisis of Care? On the Social Reproductive Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism” at the 10th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture.
    Writing Feminism into Marxism
  • “Building Bridges – shifting and strengthening visions – exploring alternatives”: under this title the second edition of the Marxist-Feminist Conference gathered on 7–9 October in Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts 500 participants from 29 countries of all continents.
    Education seen through women's eyes
  • In 2015, about fifty people from eleven European countries assembled in Prague to analyze, with an interdisciplinary approach from a class and gender point of view, the condition and formation of women in the educational systems in Europe. We can now present the outcome of the event, the online publication “Education seen through women’s eyes” (pdf, 29 MB) – released in May 2016 – on the right.
    The Refugee Crisis Is Not Gender Neutral
  • Independently of the concrete threats, women are facing if they have to flee (internal displacement as well as seeking refuge in neighbouring countries or in the EU), the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is protesting against the root causes of war and violence which force them to flee.
    Left Politics is Feminist or it is Not Left
  • Feminist struggles aim for liberation for all. Nonetheless women’s rights are contested and have to be defended. Also the just representation and participation of women in left organisations is far from achieved. 
    #ausnahmslos | #noexcuses
  • Petition against sexualised violence and racism, launched by feminist bloggers, authors and activists from Germany after attacks against women in Cologne on New Years eve
    Ηomosexual relationships are legally recognized in Greece
  • With 194 votes in favor the Greek parliament has finally given the green light for homosexual couples to enter into a civil union partnership. Following a marathon debate, the body of the Greek parliament affirmed the relevant decree making it a formal law of the state. This vote is undoubtedly a...
    World March of Women
  • We, the members of the International Committee of the World March of Women, meeting in Quebec, Canadá, from 12 to 15 September 2015 state: Our solidarity to the women of the region of Quebec, place of birth of the World March of Women, and our recognition of their struggles and resistances.
    The Power of Criticism
  • The first worldwide Congress on Marxist Feminism is a breakthrough – preparations for a second congress in Lund, Sweden are underway.
    Revolt of the Subalterns [1]
  • Simmering beneath the surface and making waves, yet largely ignored by politicians: the discontent of those providing care – paid or unpaid – is turning into resistance.
    Education seen through women's eyes
  • The conference in Prague provided the opportunity of an interdisciplinary approach on the condition and formation of women in the educational systems in Europe: an analysis from a class and gender point of view. It took place on 14 and 15 March and gathered about fifty persons coming from eleven countries of Europe.


    How to Enact Change – Through Legislative Initiative and Referendum Processes
  • In two successful left campaigns, the Institute of 8 March (Slovenia) has managed to effectively mobilise people to finally bring about legislative change. Supported by transform! europe, in this publication, the activists describe the steps in their remarkable success, the obstacles along the way and how they overcome them.
    The Situation of Women in Poland 2020
  • Starting in October 2020, feminist protests, which could not be ignored, have addressed the multitude of issues women are facing in the country. This publication of the Naprzód Foundation – available in English and Polish, co-financed by transform! europe – focuses on structural sexism and the current forms of patriarchal rule in Poland.
    Life Stories, Workers' Rights, and Feminism
  • The Slovenian Institute 8th March, supported by transform! europe, presents this collection of two sets of life stories: The first one was part of a cam­paign for workers’ rights, carried out before the pandemic, the second one is dedicated to the situation of self-employed parents during the pandemic.
    Feminism and a New Conservatism in the Balkans
  • Gender inequalities and new forms of conservatism in the Balkans are part of broader European trends, but they also carry their own specificities. The articles collected provide an overview of the political struggles and turmoil across the Balkans, from Bulgaria to Slovenia. An eDossier by Bilten in cooperation with transform! europe.
    Ecofeminist review of the proposals for a Green New Deal
  • Basque researcher Júlia Martí Comas presents a critical review from an ecofeminist point of view of the DiEM25 proposal The Green New Deal for Europe, and Resolution Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal, presented to the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey.
    #jaztudi, Slovenia
  • In recent years, we have witnessed extraordinary events: with the hashtag #metoo, women have stepped into the public arena, revealing their experiences of systematic misogyny. The Institute of 8th March, supported by transform! europe, collected testimonies of #metoo stories, demonstrating the scope of sexual violence – also – in Slovenia.
    And still, It is Moving!
  • transform! europe collected short spots on feminist struggles in Argentina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.


    Feminism: An Antidote to the Far Right
  • The far right has put feminism and LGTBI people at the centre of its criticism. Their anti-feminist and anti-LGTBI speeches, increase their popularity and have severe consequences. Watch here the sessions' recordings.
    Feminism and the Fight Against the Far Right
  • Organised by the Observatory of the Extreme Right (OED), the conference aims to promote a meeting point for information and reflection, taking up the urgent challenge of bringing to discussion the complexity and contradictions of our time, exploring the political interweaving of feminist themes with those of the fight against the extreme right.
    Feminist Forum 2022
  • The 2022 edition of the Feminist Forum of the Left in the European Parliament focuses on resistance and sisterhood. Watch the sessions' recordings.
    International Conference on Reproductive Work, Care and Domestic Service
  • The pandemic situation has bluntly exposed the "care crisis" at the national and international level. However, for several decades, the combination of demographic, political and social dynamics has been transforming care provision and expanding the market for domestic and care services, maintaining...
    4th International Marxist-Feminist Conference
  • The conference provides theoretical debates, case studies based on examples of struggle and resistance, as well as a plenary seccion on the Thirteen Theses of Marxism-Feminism with Frigga Haug and other Marxist feminists. Watch here the full recordings.
    The Role of Women in Essential Jobs
  • To draw attention to those sectors which, until now, have not been adequately recognised or remunerated and to strengthen the ties between the different feminist struggles in Europe, the Feminism Working Group of the Party of the European Left has organised this webinar.
    Women in the City and Mobility
  • An event organised by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung New York City, in cooperation with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels (Belgium).
    Our Bodies – Our Choice – Our Decisions
  • On the occasion of the International Women's Day on 8 March, organised by transform! europe and the Polish Naprzód Foundation, this webinar brings together feminist activists to discuss the current struggle of Polish women and to reflect on the victorious pro-choice campaigns for accessible, free and safe abortion in Ireland and Argentina.
    "Bad Girls and Disobedient Wombs"
  • Organised by transform! europe and the Iratzar Foundation (Basque Country), this webinar will focus on the political and social control of women's bodies, one of the axes of the IV. International Marxist Feminist Conference.
    The Horizon of Black Lives Matter
  • Co-organised by transform! europe, this webinar is dedicated to the question on how Black Lives Matter (BLM) can connect with Marxist Feminism in a global perspective. Watch the full video.


    "Bad Girls and Disobedient Wombs"
  • Organised by transform! europe and the Iratzar Foundation (Basque Country), this webinar will focus on the political and social control of women's bodies, one of the axes of the IV. International Marxist Feminist Conference.
    The Horizon of Black Lives Matter
  • Co-organised by transform! europe, this webinar is dedicated to the question on how Black Lives Matter (BLM) can connect with Marxist Feminism in a global perspective. Watch the full video.