Plan a City for Girls and It Works for Everyone. Kristin Malmcrona Friberg.

Plan a City for Girls and It Works for Everyone. Kristin Malmcrona Friberg.

‘‘The Swedish Advertising Ombudsman assesses whether your advertisement is sexist or not. I wish that there would be such an organisation active in the Czech Republic or even better, that it wouldn´t happen in the first place. I mean, why would a half-naked woman make you want to buy new car tires?’’

We Can’t Change History With Local Stories. Caterina Franchini

We Can’t Change History With Local Stories. Caterina Franchini

‘‘Before we enter mainstream sources, histories, even Wikipedia, we as women have to be aware of our heritage and achievements on an international scale. We can’t focus only on the local cases. The research, the information pack, has to be sound and has to cover at least one century in addition to being backed by a critical mass of scholars and practitioners, both men and women.’’

How to Install Children Playground in Minsk? Nadzeya Tsaranok

How to Install Children Playground in Minsk? Nadzeya Tsaranok

,,We have realized it was our fail and that we had to seal ourselves with protection from authorities. We went to the Chief Architect of Minsk. He endorsed us and eventually designated the project to some of his assistants, but it took almost four months until we got an official permission to make survey, organize participatory events and finally invest our own funds into installment of the playground.’’

Our Society Is Not At Its Best: We Must Engage. Lara Köck

Our Society Is Not At Its Best: We Must Engage. Lara Köck

‘‘A considerable problem in Styria is rural depopulation – especially, a lot of young women moving from the countryside into the city. The reasons for this are often complex; they range from jobs, education and cultural offers to childcare. Leaders in shrinking communities are often puzzled by this depopulation as they have no awareness of the realities of life for young women – how should they be able to represent these women politically? Therefore, it is even more important that women must get active themselves and start to co-create their home towns. We women must bring attention to what many male politicians do not see.’’

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

More Women in Politics. Ksenija Radovanović

“Gender equality must manifest itself through the absolute equal participation of both men and women in political life, not just a number on a piece of paper.“

Ksenija Radovanovic, architect, activist Belgrade on Water, candidate for local election in Belgrade 2018, Belgrade, Serbia

Female Body Display x Public Space. Nora Noor

Female Body Display x Public Space. Nora Noor

,,We have a law that allows for a citizen to complain to a community council if they see something that they consider vulgar, improper or sexualized in outdoor advertising. If agreed, the advertising can then be taken down. A group like Chienne de Garde do amazing things – for example once they find such spot, they get keys to advertising stands and they just take it down during the night. They literally hack public furniture.’’

Where the Streets are Named after Women. Etuna Nogaideli

Where the Streets are Named after Women. Etuna Nogaideli

,,Bringing this project to the end was a very political act in its truest sense. I have attended several meetings of different committees at the City Hall; I have listened to insulting comments from different members. Some claimed it was a violation of their rights that we obliged them to read biographies of women that they were not interested in. The other comment was that we were supporting further distortion of the city with unnecessary construction. However, along the way, I have also been supported by a number of people; feminists who worked either in the City Council and / or the City Hall, but also ordinary employees and our partners.''

Without politics I wouldn’t know who I am. Helene Henriksen Knudsen

Without politics I wouldn’t know who I am. Helene Henriksen Knudsen

,,Later on, men extracted me, coming and asking me how I was doing, whether it wasn’t too much on me and so on. At some point I got tired of being told that I was tired. I started answering them. I wasn’t tired; on the contrary, I was filled with energy.''