Feminisms from the Peripheries

Events / Tue 29 Nov 2022 18:00

“Feminisms from the Peripheries” was a special event that took place in Brussels, focusing on the relation between (1) language and feminism, how discourse shapes our realities and has been used to perpetuate discriminations and (2) on the concept of intersectional feminism and on how these topics are addressed in diverse and complex societies in Europe and the rest of the world.

The discussion revolved around the issue of gender equality and the role of intersectional feminism in transforming our societies into more inclusive, socially, and environmentally just places for everyone, setting the tone for the discussions and giving new meanings to “peripheries”.

We used a feminist lens to discuss inequality, unrecognized identities, peripheral locality, and uneven power structures as factors of oppression that Europe’s minorities and minoritised nations continue to struggle against.

We also underlined the centrality of intersectional feminism for those in the peripheries, here understood both as a geographical and a political concept connected to access to decision making, as a way of embracing diversity and inspiring cross-cultural solidarity.

The speakers shared their personal experiences and views on challenges and possible feminist futures. They will talk about discrimination, sexist language, and women’s self-determination, among other issues.

The discussion underlined the importance of creating and continually striving for a fair society built on gender equality, representing a vision for an inclusive and intersectional feminist future that needs to be heard.


29 November 2022

18:00 - 18:15
Opening remarks
18:15 - 19:00
Activism and feminism for minoritised languages: an alliance for socio-political transformation
  • Mélanie Jouitteau, researcher at CNRS specialised in the Breton language
  • Idurre Eskisabel, journalist, researcher and writer
  • Eibhlín NicCormaic, scholar


  • Lorea Agirre, journalist, director of the magazine “Jakin”
19:00 - 19:45
Feminism and intersectionality
  • Maggie Lennon, director of the “Bridges Project” and representative from “Women for Independence” in Scotland
  • Maria Rodó, researcher, writer and lecturer Serra Húnter in the MIDE Department (Faculty of Education, University of Barcelona)
  • Soraya Sough, member of the leadership of the Movement for Self-Determination of Kabylia (MAK)


  • Susanna Pardines López, coordinator of the Identity and Culture Lab of Nexe Foundation.


When: Tuesday 29 November 2022 at 18:00

Where: L42 business center & workspaces

Rue de la Loi 42 wetstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.


Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

Get involved:

Do you want to join? Please fill this registration form before the 22 of November.

Share your views with the hashtag #FeminismsFromThePeripheries


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers.

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This is a joint event of Coppieters Foundation and Iratzar Fundazioa

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Picture by Camille Couvez on Unsplash

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