Femen, four years of activism in pictures

Posted on 24 February 2012

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Founded in Kiev in 2008, Femen first became known for its Flash against sex tourism events in the country. “The Ukraine is not a brothel!”, they say in 2008, disguised as prostitutes, independence square.
Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY

In February 2010, to protest against the “rape” of democracy in Ukraine, several activists burst into the polling station where the pro-Russian candidate Viktor Yanukovich, favourite in the polls and finally elected to the presidency, is expected.
Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY

In November 2010, they also organize a “performance” in front of the Iranian embassy in Ukraine in support to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
Credits: AFP/GENYA SAVILOV

In February 2011, Femen members are mobilizing against the contest “Win a wife” (“win a woman”) organized by the New Zealand Rock-FM radio and for which the first prize is a cheque for $ 2,000 with a trip of twelve days to Ukraine, in which the winner is supposed to choose a wife. Reflected in the media, campaign activists frightened the winner who finally gave up coming to the country.
Credits: AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY

Fearing that the hordes of fans who may arrive in Ukraine during the Euro 2012 football will result in the explosion of sex tourism, Femen members have been demanding since 2011 a competition “without prostitution”.
Credits: AFP/GENYA SAVILOV

They also travelled in several European countries to denounce the turpitudes of the great of this world: Silvio Berlusconi…
Credits: AFP/ANDREAS SOLARO

… or Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Credits: AFP/PATRICK KOVARIK

They also were in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum in January 2012.
Credits: AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Recently, several activists were able to enter the headquarters of the Gazprom group, in Moscow, to denounce the interference of the Russian neighbour.
Credits: AFP/NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA

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