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Wir Frauen (Magazine)


51° 13' 29.7948" N, 6° 46' 32.3472" E

Wir Frauen, a volunteer produced magazine, represents more than 25 years the same questions: Who benefits from the relationships? Who creates the conditions? Who pays the price? How can women resist, here and elsewhere? Where and how can they realize their ideas and concepts of life, their rights to self-determination and participation?


Weiber Zeit (newspaper)


51° 19' 8.1408" N, 9° 29' 45.636" E

Weiber Zeit [Wives Time] is the quarterly newspaper of the project "Political representation of disabled women" by Weibernetz [Womens Network]. Thanks to funding from the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Weiber Zeit can be ordered free of charge to all interested parties.

PDFs of the paper can be downloaded free here, Other formats are also available.


Bang (Magazine)


59° 19' 58.0368" N, 18° 3' 52.1568" E

Bang is a feminist journal of culture and society that was founded in 1991 by some students at Stockholm University. The magazine is politically independent and financed by subscribers and grants from the National Arts Council. It comes out four times a year.

The magazine defends debate, research and business. Bang will also be a place for feminist debate in which new perspectives and voices may emerge.


Trikster: Nordic Queer Journal


55° 40' 34.6584" N, 12° 34' 5.2176" E

Trikster is the first Nordic web magazine with a queer perspective on culture and politics. Trikster mixes genres and forms, and presents a variety of academic, activist, artistic, and political voices with a queer perspective. Trikster covers contributions in different formats, media and languages: English, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. Trikster published two issues a year. The last issue (#4) was published in 2010.

Trikster’s blog publishes information on new queer events, publications, demonstrations, and other things.


Qunst-Mag (E-zine)


53° 33' 12.2652" N, 9° 59' 31.9056" E

Qunst.mag is an e-zine created by members of Bildwechsel and the contributing artists. Our aim is to provide a platform for queer feminist artists working in various media.

Free PDFs for dowload are available from the website. Issues include:

1. Travel Issue
2. Plants and Flowers Issue
3. Urban Issue
4. Hair Issue
5. Experiments in Living Issue


"L'Emilie" newspaper


46° 12' 13.716" N, 6° 8' 23.8524" E

L'Emilie is a monthly feminist Swiss publication created in 1912 by Emilie Gourd, to claim the right of women to vote (finally achieved in 1971). The publication was then known as Swiss Women in the '60s, then women in Switzerland in 1999 (based on the observation that the audience was not only Switzerland). On June 14, 2001, Women in Switzerland has changed graphic design, editorial and title, and became Emilie, in tribute to Emilie Gourd, its founder.

Members of the Emilie have in common their commitment and enthusiasm to contribute to the development of an independent feminist press. Emilie brings together women and men from several countries, aged between 20 and 35 years working in various fields and activist circles in daily or professional associations. The editorial board of Emilie is open to external collaborations, continuous or sporadic. Emilie is an activist newspaper which serves as an instrument of combat, to inform and advance feminist claims. The goals and areas of Emilie are defined in its Charter.


Palabras (Magazine)


50° 50' 46.6116" N, 4° 21' 17.0172" E

The magazine Palabras / Palabres broadcasts stories of concrete struggles of women, South and North, in a fresh perspective.

It disseminates stories of grassroots groups, living in Southern Europe, Latin America and francophone Africa.

The project gives voice to women's groups in southern and northern countries to tell and write about a specific action which illustrates social engagement.


Feminoteka (E-Zine)


52° 13' 46.8336" N, 21° 0' 44.0244" E

A feminist news-service and bookstore based in Warsaw, Poland.

By sessions, as a feminist news service, and a feminist bookstore, founded in 2001 as an initiative completely independent, not subject to any organizations or institutions, but cooperating with many of them.

From October 10, 2005 by sessions was transformed into a Foundation and was inducted into the National Court Register KRS No 0000242885 pd


1) action to eliminate discrimination based on sex in literature, culture, art and public life,
2) encourage and promote women's issues, gender issues, feminism,
3) promoting authors and writers, publications, publications devoted to the wider problems of women,
4) to promote the equality of women and men,
5) violence against women,
6) against discrimination based on sex,
7) promoting women's participation in public life and culture,
8) removing barriers related to access to knowledge about new technologies
9) dissemination of knowledge about new technologies among women.


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