No Turning Back! A Feminist Forum in Europe
Feminists are a force for positive change and resistance – locally, regionally and globally. In many important and different ways, feminists are fighting for a world without misogyny, violence and exploitation, a world based on equality and social justice that redistributes & values care work and respects the planet.
We want to challenge the systemic roots causing gendered inequalities and further build on alternatives.
We are calling for a Feminist Forum in 2022 to debate the status quo, and to share strategies of resistance and change. We aim to build transnational solidarity among feminist initiatives and to link our struggles, while building our collective capacity to understand and transform the world we live in. The forum will be interactive, creative and informative, with different ways of engaging. We plan for a 2-3 day event somewhere in Europe that can host at minimum 250 feminists.
We believe that it is essential to bring together diverse strands of feminist analysis and collective practices to reinforce common feminist grounds for political action.
We are convinced that the Forum will reinvigorate feminist action and solidarity and will unite us. We want to invite feminists to work together and network outside the Forum beyond local or national borders. This collaboration could be in the form of sharing information, working on joint projects, setting up a European campaign or joint advocacy.
By bringing feminists together, supporting exchange and collaboration in a European context, we can multiply our individual efforts in our own cities, regions and countries.
If you are interested to co-develop this plan we have for 2023, kindly write to Gea Meijers, WIDE+ coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Image is by @MargaRH.