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#MeToo is about empowering women

The social media campaign ‘Me Too’ is about empowering women to feel safe enough to speak out about sexual assault and harassment. Through Social media the campaign has been a really good foundation for women to actually be able to speak out and do so safely.

Year in Review - GGWN 2017 by Merja Kähkönen

This year has been particularly exciting for us, since we were able to meet in person! The Global Greens Women’s Network (GGWN) held two workshops during the Global Greens Congress, held in Liverpool, UK, in March-April 2017. Together with all of the participants, we developed an Activity Plan for the Network.

Nordic Gender Equality Conference (June 20-21, 2017)

Oslo, Norway was the venue for an interesting conference on gender equality policy from a European perspective (June 20-21, 2017) . The conference was organized by the Center for Gender Equality, the Universities of Agder, Aalborg, and Lindköping, and was funded by the NIKK.

Australia's First Aboriginal woman Elected to the Victorian Parliament!

On November 18, 2017, Lidia Thorpe became the first Aboriginal woman ever to be elected to parliament in Victoria. Australia’s newest Green MP for Northcote was elected during recent by-elections, which resulted in a significant swing (11%) from a formerly Labor government.

Climate Lawsuits & An Interview

Climate lawsuits are a completely new legal instrument, which is about to expand. New Zealand, Peru, the United States, and Norway are leading the way with their first legal processes.

Lidia Thorpe MP: "I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors"

On the 28th of November, I was sworn in as the first Aboriginal woman to sit in the Victorian Parliament...

Global Greens session at the 2017 European Green Party Council in Karlstad, Sweden

From November 23-26th, 2017, the European Green Party (EGP) had its Council meeting in Karlstad, Sweden. There were about 300 participants in this beautiful city and the atmosphere was very good with many talks in the seminars and in the corridors.

Gender equity initiative by Green Parties of the Asia Pacific region

The Asia Pacific Greens Federation Women’s Network (APGFWN) has recently begun a project to increase gender equity in our green parties in the Asia Pacific region. This is a first for our network, and we have set ambitious goals to support women to become Greens party members, to share leadership roles, and to become more skilled and confident in participating in political activities. Levels of women’s participation across the Asia Pacific in politics is varied, and our objective is to see APGF member parties significantly increase in membership levels and in women taking leadership roles in their parties, including as candidates.

New Coordination elected for GGWN

In the #Greens2017 Congress in Liverpool, a new coordination was elected for the Global Greens Women's Network (GGWN).

Activity plan for the Global Greens Women's Network (GGWN)

Around 50 enthusiastic women gathered together the first thing in the morning of the opening day of #Greens2017 Congress in Liverpool. After 1,5 hours of discussion and work, we emerged with an ambitious list of new ideas for an action plan and a new Coordination. The participants came up with dozens of ideas of what they’d like to see the Women’s Network doing. The ideas were used to put together the action plan of the Network.

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