Inna Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Інна Шевченко) is a feminist activist and the leader of international women's movement FEMEN, which often demonstrates topless against what they perceive as manifestations of patriarchy, especially dictatorship, religion, and the sex industry. Shevchenko has a higher profile than the other members of the group. She was the leader of the three FEMEN activists reputedly kidnapped and threatened by the Belarus KGB in 2011. She achieved attention in Ukraine by cutting with a chainsaw and then bringing down a 4-metre high Christian cross in central Kiev in 2012.
In 2013, Shevchenko was granted asylum in France, and now continues her activism by leading FEMEN France from a training base she has established in Paris.
In July 2013, Olivier Ciappa, who together with David Kawena designed a new French stamp depicting Marianne, stated on Twitter that Shevchenko had been the main inspiration for the depiction.
Denmark is on high alert after a gunman in Copenhagen killed one person and injured three at a free speech debate attended by a Swedish cartoonist. FEMEN's Inna Shevchenko was speaking, when shots were fired.
Femen (Ukrainian: Фемен), stylized as FEMEN, is a Ukrainian radical feminist activist group intended to protect women's rights. The organization became internationally known for organizing controversial topless protests against sex tourism, religious institutions, sexism, homophobia, and other social, national, and international topics. Founded in Ukraine, the group is now based in Paris.
The organization describes itself as "fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations – sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion" and has stated that its goal is "sextremism serving to protect women's rights". Femen activists have been regularly detained by police in response to their protests.
Interesing interview with Inna Shevchenko about her family's past in the SovjetUnion and their life in the New Ukraine during the nineties after the collapse of the SovjetUnion. About politicians, the patriarchal system in Ukraine and Russia and her sort of Feminism and her study journalism. And in Eastern-Europe where woman both work and are housewives and aren't supposed to protest.
Three topless FEMEN activists with the slogan "this isn't patriotism, it's fascism" written across their chests, disrupted the final election rally of Spanish far-right party Vox, in central Madrid on Friday. The topless activists were seen running towards the stage in Plaza de Colon before being removed by police officers. The Spanish general election is set to take place on April 28. Vox is expected to gain some 11 percent of the vote, making it the first far-right party to sit in Spain's Parliament since 1982.