The #Metoo Social Media Effect and its Potentials for Change in Europe

#MeToo has been an unprecedented historic moment not necessarily for its achievements, but for the […]

Book

25/10/2019

#MeToo has been an unprecedented historic moment not necessarily for its achievements, but for the debates that it has triggered. In order to move beyond debates and to contribute meaningfully to gender equity and to eliminate gender-based discriminations, the post-#MeToo era now needs to focus on the strengthening of weak and insufficient legislative frameworks against harassment at the workplace.

The alarm call sent out by so many women from across the globe resonates strongly with the history of women’s rights, the EU Gender Equality core values and with the progressive fight for social justice. Therefore, this pamphlet seeks to contribute to the realisation that it is high time for progressive actors to seize the current momentum to push for women’s right to live in a Europe free from old, sexist and patriarchal structures.

By collecting contributions from gender experts and activists, it provides a mapping of the complexities of sexual harassment in Europe with a focus on the hashtag #Metoo social media campaign, in particular Twitter, as a tool to understand the differing degrees of change achieved and still needed across Member States to eliminate sexist and sexual violence, highlighting the potentials for change (and risks) and illustrating the force of bottom-up movements in shaping the desired change. This compilation is the result of a research project entitled “Minerva Project on Gender, Equality and Diversity” designed and implemented by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), in partnership with Fondazione Socialismo, with the support of the European Parliament and MetooEP.

Read the book

Find all related publications
Publications
07/09/2022

The structure of care work and inequalities among care workers

Care4Care Series
07/09/2022

Defining Care: conceptualisations and particularities

Care4Care Series
07/09/2022

Recognising and rewarding care work: the role of public policies

Care4Care Series
10/08/2022

Rethinking, retooling and re-energising gender equality post covid-19

Is gender mainstreaming a reality in social democratic parties in the Western Balkans?
Find all related events
Events
Past
21/09/2022
FEPS Headquarters (Closed-door)

Care4Care Lunch Seminar

EU Care Strategy: A Chance to Trigger Inclusive Care for All?
20/09/2022
Online

Gender inequalities in the labour market

Employment Policy Breakfast Series
25 - 27/08/2022
Korčula (Croatia)

Korčula School 2022: Transforming Politics Through a Gender Lens

2022 marks the 11th edition of the Korčula School Think Tank. The programme was designed to […]
Find all related news
News
03/03/2022

EU Care Atlas: how care deficits impact the gender earnings gap

While the attention is often focused on the gender pay gap (which averages 13% in […]
02/12/2021

FEPS Joins the Brussels Binder Think Tank Network

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Brussels Binder commit to strengthening their […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

Pay transparency can help close the gender pay gap but at what cost?

by Euronews 31/08/2022

How many inequalities can the world fight at the same time?

by Social Europe 07/07/2022

Rebutting the assaults on gender equality

by Social Europe 08/03/2022

La cúpula de la UE también es de cristal: 4 mujeres entre los 28 representantes

by La Información 11/06/2019