Member of the Icelandic parliament: the consent law gives us a chance to reform education and our mentality
In 2018, Iceland’s parliament passed an affirmative sexual consent law which states that sex without free and clearly communicated consent is rape.
Moldovian city planner Constanța Dohotaru: Our cities are patriarchy cut in stone!
Constanța Dohotaru about rampant Russian propaganda in Moldova, the situation of women, minorities and refugees, and urban planning, which is heavily biased towards the needs of men.
Harvey Weinstein’s assistant Rowena Chiu: I was silent about my harassment for 20 years because I was afraid for my family’s safety
I felt that neither me nor my feelings mattered. It also affected how I got along with Harvey - I just wanted to do a good job and be a really good assistant.
Organisers of LGBTQ+ film festival in Russia: “We were a little naïve about the backlash that was going to happen!”
Estonian Rainbow Heroes of Culture, Gulya Sultanova and Manny de Guerre, who ran the LGBTQ+ film festival Side by Side in Russia, compare working in an atmosphere of bomb threats, intimidation and self-censorship to working to promote human rights in Russia in Estonia, where they run Q-Space, LGBTQ+ cultural program mainly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.
“In Lithuania, people are just tired.” An interview with Birutė Sabatauskaitė and Jūratė Juškaitė
The Baltic states are at very different points in terms of LGBT+ rights. Estonia lives in a bubble, says Jūratė Juškaitė from the Lithuanian Human Rights Centre.
Wars do not stand in isolation from each other, they are linked by violent structures
We must condemn all wars and treat people seeking refuge from war in a much more humane and dignified manner.
Kaunas Pride organizers: we do not want to hide, live in fear or conform to standards imposed on us
We decided to organise Kaunas Pride as it was something that we had hoped would happen for quite some time.