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Writing on feminism, politics, Europe.

Nathalie writes on violence against women, particularly sexual violence. She works in European gender equality policy and is also a Research Associate for think-tank consultancy GenPol.

The Way We Prosecute Rape Is Changing. Is This For The Better?

We need to put measures in place which encourage women to report, take survivors' needs into account, and offer them hope of fairness and justice. Centring the crime and not the complainant in a rape trial moves to address this, and sets us on the right path.
05/09/2017 11:51 BST

Becoming A Nasty Woman

This weekend, we witnessed something extraordinary: millions of people came together across the seven continents to demand a fairer world. It was profoundly moving and powerful. As I listened to speakers at the different marches with tears streaming down my face and a large lump in my throat, I found myself reflecting on my own journey to the women's movement.
24/01/2017 11:57 GMT

The Istanbul Convention: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

This is an opportunity for concrete action to combat gendered violence, an opportunity to move forward in the fight to make sure that all women and girls live free from violence in the UK. We must all ask our MPs to be there, and to vote to ratify the Convention.
06/12/2016 13:25 GMT

Why Sex Ed Really Is Power

FCome has hit the nail on the head with their hashtag: sex education really is power. Meaningful, comprehensive SRE represents the power to reduce gender-based violence, discrimination on the basis of sexuality or gender, and unhealthy sexual relationships. If only the Department of Education could be convinced that these are causes worth fighting for.
02/11/2016 16:20 GMT

Campus Rape Happens In The UK, Too

In the early hours of Thursday 18 June, 2015, CCTV footage taken at my University of Cambridge College accommodation block shows me leaving through the gate. I am running down the street to my boyfriend's house, terrified, barefoot, dressed only in a t-shirt and underwear. Following a sports club party, I had been followed to my room, undressed against my consent and raped.
29/08/2016 19:45 BST