ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 02/2021
We are happy to announce that the first issue of our bi-annual publication Liberal Bulletin is now out!
Following the loss of ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen and amid the ongoing health crisis, this new issue focuses on how liberals have kept up the good fight through this challenging time by winning elections, gaining leadership roles at all levels of government, speaking out about issues and defending values that form the core of our existence.
This Bulletin features an insightful interview with Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas, who became the first female Prime Minister of her country at the beginning of the year. It also presents ALDE Party’s priorities for the Conference on the Future of Europe, summarises our first digital Congress, takes a look at the Alliance Of Her, introduces the Liberal Associates programme and provides insight into the public perception on COVID-19. We also hear from two ALDE Party member parties: D66 from The Netherlands and Golos from Ukraine. Our youth organisation LYMEC and foundation the European Liberal Forum have also provided their own contributions
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Igniting her ambition: Breaking the barriers to women’s representation in Europe
Following the launch of The Alliance Of Her yesterday, a new research report published by the ALDE Party in collaboration with the European Liberal Forum and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation highlights the experiences of European liberal women in politics.
In Europe, women’s political representation has increased significantly in the last decade. Currently, the region accounts for the highest number of women in elected office worldwide. However, while some progress has been made, achieving gender equality seems to be going forward at a snail’s pace. Men continue to outnumber women in elected positions and those measures which perhaps have made a difference when it comes to parity, have done little to improve how women are valued as political leaders and actors.
In other words, while we celebrate the increase in number of women elected to political office in Europe, women are still more likely to be undermined in every stage of their political journey as compared to their male counterparts.
According to a Europe-wide online survey conducted by the ALDE Party on women’s political participation and representation, female liberal leaders believe that progress remains slow in women’s access to politics.
Some of the key findings of the research include:
- European female liberal leaders believe that gender stereotyping is still prevalent and plays a big role in politics;
- The majority of respondents have been targets of sexism and harassment either from a stranger or from a colleague, online or in person;
- Female leaders across Europe believe that the most desirable measures that could lead to increases in women’s political participation are: mentoring and training, education, women in politics networks, money and media visibility.
ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 01/2020
Produced in the context of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are happy to present the first Liberal Bulletin of the year!
This new issue features a powerful editorial by our President Hans van Baalen; a thematic interview with doctor and MEP Katalin Cseh, who volunteered on the frontlines of the pandemic; an interview with PACE President Rik Daems; a word from the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament; updates from our member parties Liberal Democrats in the UK and Yabloko in Russia, and much more!
ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 02 2019
The latest issue of ALDE Party's Liberal Bulletin focuses on the liberal success in the 2019 European elections, the newest edition of the European Women's Academy, and more!
ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin 01 2019
Read ALDE Party Liberal Bulletin, this time focusing on the European elections and ALDE's Team Europe.