Award-winning journalist & author fighting for human and equal rights
The Greek-Swedish journalist, TV- & Radio presenter/producer was born in a laundry room in a dictatorship, she grew up as a migrant kid in the poorest and most stigmatised suburb in Sweden and she was the first one in her family to study at a university. At the age of 25, she made her debut in Swedish National TV presenting a weekly multicultural show, Mosaic, that became ground-breaking. The success came with daily racist threats that culminated until masked and armed Nazis stood outside her home.
Ms. Pascalidou wrote the first #MeToo book, sharing the voices of 82 victims from an E.U. commissioner to ministers, actresses and students. At the invitation of Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, she was a keynote speaker at the first global #MeToo conference in Iceland in 2019. In addition, she acted as master of ceremonies for the Nordic Council of Ministers tour, where she spoke about misogyny, from mythology to #MeToo. She has been inspiring and motivating huge audiences around the world on equality, diversity and democracy, including the Global WIN Conference in Rome in 2020 and the European Commission’s Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights in 2016.