On 6 March, LYMEC – the youth organisation of the ALDE Party – hosted its first-ever Young Liberal Women’s Summit that brought together several perspectives on what it means to be a young woman in politics. LYMEC President Antoaneta Asenova and Renew Europe MEPs Samira Rafaela, Emma Wiesner, Karen Melchior and Svenja Hahn shared their personal political journeys, the main hurdles in politics for women and how those can be overcome.
The speakers emphasized the importance of women using the opportunity to get involved and making their voices heard, with organisations such as LYMEC being important platforms for young women to become active, to network and to develop their own political identity. The importance of creating a safe environment – free of any sexual harassment – was also cited as key to promote the engagement of young women. Read more about what was discussed here and check out #lymecwomen
While young women still have to struggle with a range of obstacles when entering politics, they are not helplessly at their mercy. We all can do our part to push forward and help their voices be heard!
Read a longer summary of the event here
💪♀"It is now up to all of us to push #lymecwomen forward and to make their voices heard!"— LYMEC (@LYMEC) March 8, 2021
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