Online discussion: Sexual harassment in local authorities and political parties

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Athens Office is inviting you on Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 7-9pm (CET: 6-8pm) to the online-event «Sexual harassment in local authorities and political parties. From recognition towards creating mechanisms to combat violence against women in the era of #MeToo».

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Since November 2019, the Athens office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has been running a program “Women in Politics” to empower women in Greece active in politics. This year, the women’s network has worked on the #MeToo issue in Greece and how to combat this human rights violation on the level of local authorities and political parties. Together with experts from different European countries the network proposes specific mechanisms to encounter sexual harassment in various forms and to reinforce existing legislation in Greece. The purpose of our public event is to learn about best practices from other European countries and discuss mechanisms and policies that could be set up to tackle sexual harassment on the level of local authorities and political parties.

There will be simultaneous English-Greek translation.


7.00   Welcome - Arne Schildberg, FES Athens, Director

7.10    Introduction & political demands for action - Vassiliki Katrivanou, moderator

Inputs & discussion:

7.20 - Carolina Gustafsson, Chairperson of the Women’s Organization of Vänsterpartiet
(The Left Party), Sweden

7.30 - Gaby Bischoff, MEP, Member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament (tbc)

7.40 - Maria Stratigaki, Associate Professor of Social Policy, Panteion University, former Deputy Mayor of Athens

7.50 - Angeliki Papazoglou, Municipal Councilor of Kifissia, member of the Committee for Equality of KEDE, former coordinator of the department of feminist policy / gender at SYRIZA

Moderation: Vassiliki Katrivanou

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To register and watch the event, please follow this link
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The event will be recorded.


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