Europe

activism

When Helping a Refugee Gets You Threatened with a Prison Sentence

People in Italy and Spain have been slapped with criminal charges of human trafficking and criminal association—all because they tried to rescue migrants crossing over into Europe.
Clara Hernanz
6.8.18
teens

How to Teach Teenage Boys to Actually Respect Women

"There's a lot to be gained by talking to men about their behavior."
Roos Wiegerinck
9.22.17
politics

Inside the Radical Squat Pushing for Gender Equality in the Anarchist Movement

Spain's economic recession has led to a proliferation of "okupas," or squats, that combine vaguely illegal housing with anarchist ideology. For the feminists of Seville's La Revolución, who occupy a 125-year-old building owned by a bank, that means no...
Daniel Shkolnik
3.1.17
Theater

The Roma Women Taking Center Stage in Spain’s Theater Scene

Residents of Europe's oldest Roma settlement, El Vacie, have long lived in poverty. But recently, they've become known for something else—their award-winning performances in classic plays.
Daniel Shkolnik
2.2.17
politics

Why the Dutch Holiday Tradition of Blackface Won't Go Away

Every year, Dutch and Belgian people celebrate Christmas by donning blackface, despite increasing outcry over the practice.
Sarah Hagi
12.21.16
politics

Why the Rise of the European Right Spells Doom for Reproductive Health

Right wing and nationalist parties are on the rise in Europe, prompting fears about a clampdown on abortion access. How worried should women be?
Kat Lister
10.18.16
Interviews

Ukraine's Most Famous Political Prisoner Trades Hunger Strikes for Parliament

Nadiya Savchenko was one of Ukraine's first military pilots; then she endured two years in jail as a Russian prisoner of war. Now, Ukraine's 'Joan of Arc' is waging battle in politics.
Sirin Kale
10.7.16
politics

‘It Is a Desperate Cry’: Thousands Strike Over Poland’s Anti-Abortion Bill

On Monday, thousands of Polish women walked out on their jobs in a nationwide protest against proposed laws to ban abortion. We spoke to the protesters and organizers of Black Monday.
Kaja Kryda
10.4.16
Europe

Italy Pulls National Fertility Campaign After Massive Outrage

The Italian government ran posters with the words: "Beauty has no age limit. Fertility does."
Cristiana Bedei
9.5.16
News

Brits Living in the EU React to Brexit

"My youth was shaped by a rhetoric of unity, equality of opportunity, and multiculturalism. These values have always felt like an integral part of my national identity, but it seems I was wrong."
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
6.24.16
FOOD

'Welcome Home': Inside Vienna's First Maid Café

Maid cafés are everywhere in Japan, but that hasn't stopped diehard fans from trying to set up their own in Europe. We visited Vienna's maid café to find out more.
Katja Krüger
6.24.16
politics

Why Women Will Suffer if Britain Leaves the European Union

On Thursday, the UK goes to the polls to decide if it wants to stay part of the European Union. But what would a Brexit vote mean for women?
Linda Yang
6.20.16