18 May 2022 16:30 CET | WATCH HERE
19 May 2022 09:30 CET | WATCH HERE
Room JAN 6Q1, European Parliament, Brussels


The far right has put feminism and LGTBI people at the centre of its criticism. Their anti-feminist and anti-LGTBI speeches, increase their popularity and have several consequences. In this 2-day event we will discuss the relationship between the rise of the far-right and the proliferation of agendas and public policies that go against women’s rights and that contribute to sex and gender discrimination.

The meeting will be hybrid, with the possibility of physical presence in the room. Interpreting: English, French, Spanish and Swedish,

Register here.

Deadlines to register:

– if you wish to attend physically in the European Parliament in Brussels, register by 13/05/2022 at the latest
– for remote participation the deadline to register is 17/05/2022 at 16.00


Wednesday 18th May 2022

16:30-17:00 Welcome introduction, María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, MEP The Left

Projection of the video “Europe: Extreme right and antifeminism”

17:00- 19:00 Feminist solutions to the far-right narratives

Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy EMERITA, Yale University and Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University (online)

Rosi Braidotti, contemporary continental philosopher and feminist theorist, Professor Emeritus at Utrecht University (online)

María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop, MEP the Left and Professor in Philosophy of Law at Universidad Carlos III Madrid

Moderation and conclusions: Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán, Spanish journalist, specialist in political and social theory and feminist theory


Thursday 19th May 2022

9:30 –10:30 Fights against the Far-Right movements.

Steven Forti, historian specialising in the study of fascism, nationalism and the extreme right in contemporary times

Rada Boric, Feminist activist and member of Ne Left from Croatia (online)

Barbara Steiner, director of Transform! Europe and member of Vienna Revolutionary Feminist Reader group (online)

Moderation and conclusions: Sira Rego, MEP The Left

Closing space with a performance by singer-songwriter María Ruiz


11:00 -12:30  Anti-feminist and anti-gender attacks on equality and LGTBI policies.

Justyna Wydrzyńska, Member of the Abortion Dream Team-Poland

Gloriya Filipova, project coordinator at the Bilitis Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria

Ebba Elena Karlström, anti-racist activist and president of the Stockholm district of the Swedish Left Party

Marina Echebarría Sáenz, Spain’s first openly trans Professor and activist on LGBTIQ and women’s rights (online)

Moderation and conclusions: Malin Björk, MEP The Left