Does Europe still need feminism? Thoughts from an Irish activist

We are excited to announce that for our fifth edition (and first birthday!) we will be joined by Irish feminist and reproductive rights activist, Ailbhe Smyth.

Women’s rights have come a long way in 2017, some question, does Europe still need feminism?

Lecturer, author and impassioned feminist, Ailbhe Smyth will tell us not only why we need it, but why feminism remains as relevant as ever.

Register now for the Idealist Quarterly: the new after-work for progressives and optimists in Brussels. Come unwind after work with a glass of wine and fellow progressives! We promise thought-provoking discussions – and networking like nowhere else.


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The Idealist Quarterly is a not-for-profit event, so we ask for a small participation of €5 at the door to help cover the costs. Entry includes fine wine and tasty finger food.


For over 40 years, Ailbhe Smyth has led countless social movements in Ireland. From women’s rights in the 1970s, to marriage equality in 2015, to abortion today… Ailbhe now leads efforts to undo Ireland’s strict anti-abortion law. She leads the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.


When? Thursday 22 June, 6p.m.-9p.m.

Where? Les Chemin des Vignes, rue d’Idalie 27, 1050 Brussels

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