Feminism and Intersectionality

Interventions from the "Feminisms from the Peripheries" event

News / 13.2.23

Our event “Feminisms from the Peripheries” took place on November 29, 2022, in Brussels, and included interesting and powerful interventions from women activists, academics, researchers, journalists and scholars.

In the second panel, the three speakers gave their unique view on the concept of intersectionality.


Maggie Lennon, director of the “Bridges Project” and representative from “Women for Independence” in Scotland, discusses 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.


Maria Rodo is a researcher, writer and lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

In her speech, she explains the basis of the intersectional theory, and how it relates to everyday lives.

She analyzes how different axes such as gender, national identity, ethnicity, social class and age are articulated in relation to oppression. She stresses out how any of these axes can be simultaneously oppressor and oppressed.

She argued that the concept of intersectionality is often used for everything except to talk about the structural racism existing in Europe, and the violence that all this implies.


Soraya Sough, member of the leadership of the Movement for Self-Determination of Kabylia (MAK), explaines the historical background of the oppression of the people and especially the women of Kabylia, and their efforts for self-determination.

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This event was 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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