Por Soraya Rodríguez Ramos



Parliament adopted the first European directive against gender-based violence: a historic step in protecting women

MEP Soraya Rodríguez analyses the first European directive on combatting gender-based violence adopted in Parliament and demands its final approval in the Council

Iran: the Battle for Freedom

The protests that began with the assassination in Iran of young Jina Mahsa Amini continue. The regime’s response exhibits the most stark and cruel face.

#25N: gender-based violence continues

One in three women have been victims of gender-based violence in the European Union; one in ten, of sexual violence; and one in twenty has been raped. 

Key points on the future EU Directive against gender-based violence

In-depth analysis of the text on the future Gender-based Violence Directive, which initiates the legislative work in the European Parliament.

Include abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Legal protection will ensure no woman or girl in the EU is forced to seek unsafe, life-threatening abortions.

Women killed in Iran: UE must strengthen sanctions to the perpetrators

Women killed in Iran show up the international community. The violence that they suffer is unbearable and brutal. It is time to live up to it.

Sexual violence against women: weapon of war in Ukraine

Rape, abuse and sexual violence are not collateral damages in the war against Ukraine, but rather war crimes.

Ban Taliban Travel: Permission to travel for Taliban leaders should not be renewed

The UN Security Council has been divided since August on whether to allow the Taliban to travel again.

The European Parliament’s response to the overturning of ‘Roe vs Wade’: for the right to legal and safe abortion

The European Parliament calls on the US Congress to adopt a federal law protecting abortion

4 years of the April rebellion in Nicaragua: neither forgetting nor impunity

Human rights violations are still present in Nicaragua, at the hands of the Ortega-Murillo regime. It marks 4 years of the April Rebellion.

Working towards establishing an early emergency system against trafficking in Ukrainian refugees

One of the greatest dangers that women, girls and adolescents face is to be captured by trafficking networks for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Women artists: art, gender equality and politics

On World Art Day, we look at the situation of women artists and their contribution to equality and women's rights

The pandemic and its impact on women: an analysis two years later

Today marks two years since the WHO’s declaration of the pandemic. We analyse the consequences of the pandemic and its impact on women.

For decent and equal wages: European Equal Pay Day 2022

The European Parliament is preparing its position on the proposal for a new Directive that will establish a binding obligation of pay transparency.

40 years of epidemic: making positive progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS

COVID-19 has reversed some of the achievements to date in the fight against AIDS and has jeopardized the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

A step forward in the EU against gender-based violence: ending cyber violence against women

Last week, at the plenary session of the European Parliament, we adopted a report calling for more efforts by the European Union to end gender-based cyberviolence.

There will be no peace without women in Afghanistan

Government and army in the face of an advance by the Taliban. That is why Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani travelled Wednesday to the US to discuss new avenues for action with Biden.

The brave women of Belarus

In Belarus, the fraudulent elections of 9 August, in which Alexander Lukashenko claimed 80 % of the votes against opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, marked the last border of fear after 26 years of rule of the Lukashenko regime.

Turkey’s Big Leap Back

Turkey has just withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, which was launched in 2011 to prevent and combat violence against women.