Several rallies in support of women activists in Belarus and Russia were held in Brussels on March 8. DW report on what Brussels thinks about the “female face” of the protests and the situation in Belarus.
In the evening, several MEPs held a virtual discussion within the Sakharov Prize community. They invited Tatyana Khomich, sister of last year’s laureate Maryja Kalesnikava, and Stefania Kulaeva from Memorial, which was awarded the prize in 2009. Anastasia Shevchenko, who was the first in Russia to receive a sentence for participating in the activities of an “undesirable organization,” also took part in it.