In collaboration with, Womenquake will host an event called “Women in Politics: What’s keeping women out of office?” in Brussels on December 12, 2018.

Margret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff, Yingluck Shinawatra, are some of the few women political leaders. While there are visible signs that more and more women are taking active part in politics (the 2018 US Congress midterm election is a recent example), the fact remains that there are much fewer women participating in political affairs, domestically and globally, than men. Politics is the arena where serious public policy issues and the future of nations are debated and fought-over. Final decisions and the political future of individual nations and the world have been decided by men. This model cannot continue and must change, if we seek a better future for ourselves and for others.

In this Womenquake event we shall be focusing on the main reasons that kept women away from taking a more active part in politics.

Join us if you wish to learn, to share your ideas and to understand the root causes of women’s exclusion from the political scene.


Ms. Sana Afouaiz, Co-founder of Womenquake


Ms. Bianca Debaets,State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region and Equal Opportunities (TBC)

Ms. Mahinur Ozdemir, Member of Brussels Parliament

Ms. Julie Rizkallah Szmaj, Vice President of MR International

Register here.

For more details, check the agenda.