La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels

The Feminist Forum is back for 2020!

⚠ ATTENTION: NEW LOCATION. La Tricoterie, Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

Join us for a day of action, films, art and other cool events that will ‘Smash The Patriarchy’, and celebrate ‘Feminism & Revolution’ on Wednesday 4th March at La Tricoterie, Brussels.

The day will be rounded off in La Tricoterie where the theme will be ‘Women in Struggle’, and a free concert by Manou Gallo.



Simultaneous Translation in FR, EN, ES


Live streaming will be available from 14h00 – 18h30


14h00-16h00 Panel 1: Women in Revolution: Marxism and Feminism


Introduction/Moderation Sira Rego, MEP Spain, Vice-president of GUE-NGL


Saliha Boussedra Philosopher. Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg, Marx, Women and Class Struggle


Francoise De Smedt, Member of Brussels Parliament, member of the PTB Women’s Committee, Struggles for the equality in Belgium


Jule Goikoetxea, Professor in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and writer:  Approach on the Basque perspective


Exchange of views


Conclusion – Pernando Barrena, MEP Basque Country



16h00-16h30 – Coffee break




16h30-18h30 Panel 2: #ListenToSurvivors: from victims of sexual exploitation and prostitution, to advocates for Abolition and Equality.



Introduction Sandra Pereira, MEP Portugal, GUE Coordinator for FEMM Committee


Moderation Pierrette Pape, director of isala asbl, coordinator of GenerationAbolition, Belgium


Screening of the clip “Not for sale” (Marie Vermeiren / European Women’s Lobby) (16h47, 3 minutes)


Maïté Lønne, survivor, writer, activist, Belgium


Pascale Rouges, survivor, activist, Belgium


Marie Merklinger, survivor, activist, Germany


Anne Darbes, survivor, writer of “Le visage de l’autre”, France


Screening of the Video of the world march of survivors


Catriona Graham, Policy Officer, European Women’s Lobby


Exchange of views


Conclusion – Malin Björk, MEP Sweden



19h00-20h30 Panel 3: Women in struggle


Introduction: Sandra Pereira, MEP Portugal, GUE Coordinator for FEMM Committee


Anne Mejias De Haro, jurist, Trade unionist CGT against the financiarisation of the big companies.


Carine Rosteleur, nurse, regional secretary CGSP on the “blouse blanches” movement, Belgium


Alba de Vicente Barbero, Member of the 8th of March Movement in Spain


Oihana Etxebarrieta, Member of the Basque Autonomous Parliament. Proposal to domestic workers to dignify their life


Notopoulou Aikaterini, SYRIZA, Member of Parliament, Thessaloniki A’ Region, Member of the Special Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights: Feminist movements are still alive in Greece


Irini Agathopoulou, SYRIZA, Member of Parliament, 1st Vicepresident of  Parliamentary Committee for Gender Equality, Youth and Human Rights: SYRIZA government’s policies for gender equality and their abolition of the new neoliberal government


20h30-22h: Concert Manou Gallo


 22h30: end of the evening