THE FEMINIST UKRAINE
Debate at the European Parliament
Brussels 1 December 2022, 2 pm – 4 pm
room PHS 4B001 (Paul-Henri Spaak building)
Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament – Evelyn Regner, Ewa Kopacz and Dimitrios Papadimoulis – invite you to ‘The Feminist Ukraine’ debate, co-organised with the Congress of Polish Women in Brussels and Elles sans Frontieres association.
The debate with the leading Ukrainian politicians, scientists, activists and artists will reflect the progressive response of Ukraine – and the Ukrainian women in particular – against an anachronic colonial aggression of Russia as well as societal and political challenges ahead of the country, its European aspirations and a path towards the EU accession.
Opening and welcome interventions: Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament Evelyn Regner, Ewa Kopacz, Dimitrios Papadimoulis
Olga Stefaniszyna, Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine (live connection from Kyiv)
Kateryna Levchenko, Commissioner for Equality, Government of Ukraine
Debate moderated by Tomasz Bielecki, EU correspondent for ‘Deutsche Welle’ and ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’
– Larysa Masenko, linguist professor, co-author of the Ukrainian language law, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
– Oksana Zabuzhko, author and novelist
– Ksenia Smyrnova, lawyer, professor and vice-rector of the University of Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv
– Alexandra Hrycak, professor of gender sociology, Reed College in Portland
Questions & Answers session
Closing remarks: Sarah Schlitz, State Secretary for Gender Equality, Federal Government of Belgium
Invitation to the VIII Congress of Polish Women in Brussels: Agata Araszkiewicz PhD, Gender and Sexuality Studies Laboratory LEGS Paris 8 / President of Elles sans Frontières ASBL, Agnieszka Matusiak, professor of the Center for Transcultural Post-totalitarian Studies, University of Wrocław
Translation available for EN, FR, PL, UA, EL
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