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Feminist Forum 2020, Brussel

Altiero Spinelli-gebouw (ASP) in Brussel
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen

The Feminist Forum is back for 2020!

⚠ ATTENTION: NEW LOCATION. La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

Join us for a day of action, films, art and other cool events that will ‘Smash The Patriarchy’, and celebrate ‘Feminism & Revolution’ on Wednesday 4th March at La Tricoterie, Brussels.

The day will be rounded off in La Tricoterie where the theme will be ‘Women in Struggle’, and a free concert by Manou Gallo.


Simultaneous Translation in FR, EN, ES

Live streaming will be available from 14h00 - 18h30

14h00-16h00 Panel 1: Women in Revolution: Marxism and Feminism

Introduction/Moderation Sira Rego, MEP Spain, Vice-president of GUE-NGL

Saliha Boussedra Philosopher. Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, Marx, Women and Class Struggle

Francoise De Smedt, Member of Brussels Parliament, member of the PTB Women’s Committee, Struggles for the equality in Belgium

Jule Goikoetxea, Professor in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and writer: Approach on the Basque perspective

Exchange of views

Conclusion - Pernando Barrena, MEP Basque Country

16h00-16h30 - Coffee break

16h30-18h30 Panel 2: #ListenToSurvivors: from victims of sexual exploitation and prostitution, to advocates for Abolition and Equality.

Introduction Sandra Pereira, MEP Portugal, GUE Coordinator for FEMM Committee

Moderation Pierrette Pape, director of isala asbl, coordinator of GenerationAbolition, Belgium

Screening of the clip “Not for sale” (Marie Vermeiren / European Women’s Lobby) (16h47, 3 minutes)

Maïté Lønne, survivor, writer, activist, Belgium

Pascale Rouges, survivor, activist, Belgium

Marie Merklinger, survivor, activist, Germany

Anne Darbes, survivor, writer of “Le visage de l’autre”, France

Screening of the Video of the world march of survivors

Catriona Graham, Policy Officer, European Women’s Lobby

Exchange of views

Conclusion - Malin Björk, MEP Sweden

19h00-20h30 Panel 3: Women in struggle

Introduction: Sandra Pereira, MEP Portugal, GUE Coordinator for FEMM Committee

Anne Mejias De Haro, jurist, Trade unionist CGT against the financiarisation of the big companies.

Carine Rosteleur, nurse, regional secretary CGSP on the “blouse blanches” movement, Belgium

Alba de Vicente Barbero, Member of the 8th of March Movement in Spain

Oihana Etxebarrieta, Member of the Basque Autonomous Parliament. Proposal to domestic workers to dignify their life

Notopoulou Aikaterini, SYRIZA, Member of Parliament, Thessaloniki A’ Region, Member of the Special Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights: Feminist movements are still alive in Greece

Irini Agathopoulou, SYRIZA, Member of Parliament, 1st Vicepresident of Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, Youth and Human Rights: SYRIZA government’s policies for gender equality and their abolition of the new neoliberal government

20h30-22h: Concert Manou Gallo

22h30: end of the evening



Europees Unitair Links/Noords Groen Links (GUE/NGL)

Deze fractie in het Europees Parlement bestaat hoofdzakelijk uit partijen met een (soms voormalige) communistische achtergrond, zoals de Duitse partij Die Linke, de Griekse en Tsjechische communisten. De Partij voor de Dieren heeft zich namens Nederland aangesloten.


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