To show liberal support to the fight against gender-based violence, this year the ALDE Party joins the international campaign ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’ running from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, the Human Rights Day.

As stated in our 2019 electoral manifesto, combatting violence against women is a priority for Europe’s liberals and we continue to call for the European Union and all EU Member States to ratify the Istanbul Convention. As liberals, we are also committed to promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls, and to working for the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making.

Throughout these 16 days, the ALDE Party will share content relevant to this topic. The easiest way to follow and support our campaign is to keep an eye on this dedicated campaign page where we will post information about our activities to follow us and share our content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn with #ALDEact!

Thursday, 10th December




Women’s rights are human rights! On this final day of activism against gender-based violence, join our call for EU leaders to affirm that violence against women and girls has no place in Europe. Sign the petition here!

Wednesday, 9th December




The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence are an important time to take action for gender equality, says ALDE Party Vice-President Dita Charanzová in this new message. Watch the video to learn more!

Tuesday, 8th December




In this 16 Days op-ed, MEP Monica Semedo from our member Demokratesch Partei (Luxembourg) shares her reflections on the importance of speaking out against gender-based violence the need for concrete tools to support those affected. Read the op-ed here!

Monday, 7th December




Our youth organisation LYMEC is bringing people together to end gender-based violence. Learn how in this message from their President and Bureau!

Sunday, 6th December




For ALDE Party Vice-President Annelou van Egmond, gender equality is about women being empowered to make their own decisions, get involved and have their say in politics. Find out more in her 16 Days video message.

Saturday, 5th December




As liberals, we believe that women’s voices are essential at all levels of politics. Join us in the fight for gender equality by becoming an ALDE Individual Member!

Friday, 4th December




This week’s Freedom Phrase is all about positive role models, essential to achieving gender equality. Get inspired by our European Women’s Academy (EWA) Madelaine Jakobsson!

Thursday, 3rd December




At our latest Liberal Breakfast, Renew Europe MEP Samira Rafaela (D66, Netherlands) explained why more women in politics is essential to achieving gender equality. Catch up with audio highlights from the event in today’s post!

Wednesday, 2nd December 




In parallel with the outbreak of COVID-19, a shadow pandemic has emerged – a sharp increase in gender-based violence. Find out more in our infographic!

Tuesday, 1st December



  Last week, we shared a 16 Days quiz on women’s representation and gender-based violence in politics. Today, check out highlights from the quiz responses and see how you did! Check the results here!

Monday, 30th November




In this next episode of our series US: The Unique Stories of Liberals, we sit down with Belgian State Secretary and European Women’s Academy alumna Eva De Bleeker to discuss COVID-19, gender equality and more. Watch it here.

Sunday, 29th November   




In this op-ed, Karen Melchior MEP of ALDE Party member Radikale Venstre (DK) shares her personal story of gender-based violence and how all of us can help women to survive and overcome these experiences. Read it here.

Saturday, 28th November 




EU Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová has had a longstanding career fighting for fundamental rights and has put combatting discrimination and gender-based violence high on the EU’s agenda. Learn more in her video message!

Friday, 27th November




How much do you know about women in European politics? Test your knowledge with this 16 Days quiz to learn more about women’s representation and challenges faced by female politicians. Take the quiz here!

Thursday, 26th November 




In this interview, Guri Melby, leader of ALDE member party Venstre (NO), shares her perspective on gender equality and words of advice and encouragement for young women interested in politics. Read it here.

Wednesday, 25th November




On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, the ALDE Party Secretariat joined the global community to “orange the world” by showing support for the fight against gender-based violence, a priority for Europe’s liberals.


Marking the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence, this Liberal Breakfast highlighted the issue of violence against women in politics with a panel of esteemed guest speakers. Watch it here.


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