Key to Europe

Archives for Equal Rights

This week’s Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg was eventful, with important highlights such as the approval of the new European Commission headed by Ursula von der Leyen, the Resolution on the climate and environment emergency, and the Resolution on the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention and other measures to combat gender-based violence,… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

#erwg #equalrights #erwgisback #equalrightsnews #pride WHY PRIDE IS STILL IMPORTANT Pride means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time to take to the streets, put on far too much glitter, and come together in celebration. For others, it represents a period of reflection; a period when we… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

By Antonia von Richthofen, Policy Officer, Equal Rights Working Group Celebrated since 1911, the 8th of March or International Women’s Day, is recognized worldwide, in some regions even as an official holiday. However today is so much more than just a reason to show gratitude to your mother, sister or friend.   Today we celebrate… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

By Antonia von Richthofen, Policy Officer ERWG This Friday, November 9th, marks a special day, a strong reminder of how pressing certain political issues are still today: at the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism, we, as AEGEE-Europe, stand up together and raise our voices against all means of hate, fascism, racism, and sexism. United… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe

#YouthDay #SafeSpaces4Youth International Youth Day 2018: Let’s create safe spaces By Desireé van Langen Today, on the 12th of August 2018, we celebrate International Youth Day. This year’s edition focuses on the importance of safe spaces. A safe space means an environment in which young people can be themselves. This includes for example feeling welcome… » read more

Posted by Communications AEGEE-Europe