Le Pen is an anti-woman candidate as her political agenda is built on sexist, discriminatory policies which threaten abortion rights and funding for family planning centres.

By publicly opposing toxic radical Islamism and horrifying attacks on women’s rights, Le Pen confirms she is populist – playing on the fears of many people living in Europe today. She is missing an important element of being a true feminist, however. Feminism and women’s emancipation are principles built on democracy and equality – and humanism is the foundation. None of ideas are supported by the fascist Le Pen.

As a refugee and as a feminist – and someone who belongs to the feminist group Femen whom Le Pen named “obscene harpies” – I believe the female candidate of the 2017 French presidential election is a threat to women’s rights and feminism around the world.