FEMEN (Ukrainian: Фемен) is a feminist Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev and Paris, founded in 2008. The organization became internationally known for organizing controversial topless protests against sex tourists, religious institutions, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international topics. In October 2012 the organization claimed it had about 40 activists in Ukraine, and another 100 who had joined their protests abroad, as well as tens of thousands of supporters via the social network Vkontakte.
The organisation describes itself as "fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations - sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion" and has stated that its goals are "to develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of young women in Ukraine" and "to build up the image of Ukraine, [a] country with great opportunities for women". FEMEN activists have been regularly detained by police in response to their protests.
FEMEN has several international branches.