“Given threats to human rights, the European Union must take strong decisions to protect women and LGBTQI people” | EUROtoday

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LEurope, which must be an instrument of steady evolution in direction of larger progress and extra justice, can solely be considered within the mild of the feminist venture which is eminently democratic; 50% of Europeans are Europeans, a democratic Europe can due to this fact solely be a feminist Europe.

On December 5, 2023, feminists from all international locations of the European Union (EU), gathered in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) for a convention, referred to as on political leaders to harmonize girls's rights within the EU. Their aim is to decide on probably the most superior and favorable legal guidelines from totally different EU international locations and apply them to all girls residing within the European Union.

This initiative, included on the political agenda of sure EU international locations because the 2009 European elections, finds its origins within the work carried out by the French affiliation Choisir la trigger des femmes, based by Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986 ) and Gisèle Halimi (1927-2020) in 1971. The affiliation's volunteers in contrast the legal guidelines referring to girls's rights in all areas of their lives: sexual and reproductive rights, household legislation, combat in opposition to patriarchal violence , financial independence of ladies, participation in political life.


They then established a physique of laws favorable to the emancipation of European residents and migrants within the EU. This legislative package deal contains probably the most superior legal guidelines in favor of the rights of ladies and LGBTQI individuals [personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, trans, queers et intersexes] intersectionally. Discrimination linked to intercourse or gender is in actual fact aggravated when the individuals discriminated in opposition to are additionally discriminated in opposition to due to their social state of affairs, their ethnic origin, their beliefs, their incapacity, and so forth.

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During the Nantes assembly, from December 3 to six, 2023, we debated these proposals. We agreed that, given the extraordinary threats to peace and human, social and financial rights, the EU ought to take robust political selections to guard girls and LGBTQI individuals.

We have thus reaffirmed that girls and LGBTQI individuals are probably the most susceptible to risks corresponding to:

– International crises: armed conflicts and genocides;

Democracy, dignity and human rights

– the democratic crises linked to the rise in energy of anti-feminist, anti-gender, anti-migrant, anti-EU and far-right teams. These teams at the moment are in energy in lots of governments and parliaments in Europe and all over the world;

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