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Inspiring Thursday: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)

Florence Nightingale, was born in May 12, 1820. She was an English pioneer nurse, statistician, and social reformer who was the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. Nightingale was the first woman awarded the Order of Merit in 1907. Florence Nightingale was in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. She was also known …

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#WAVE members: NANE, Hungary

The Women For Women Together Against Violence Association (NANE) was established in 1994 in Hungary, with the aim to fight violence against women and children. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, active at the individual, community, and social level. As the WAVE Network, NANE just turned 25 years old and is one of the oldest …

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#WAVEmembers: Women Center Light Steps, Albania

The Women Center Light Steps was established in 2003 in Albania, in order to create a public, open and safe space where women of the city could meet, could be together and freely express themselves. Later, based on women’s demand, the kindergarten service and anti-violence service were created too. This led to the birth of …

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What the WAVE? Podcast Pilot Episode 3: FGM is now a crime in Sudan & Thankful for June Almeida

May 8, 2020 – During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of use are fatigued with the news and are so oversaturated by this point that we don’t even want to turn on the TV, radio or computer in order to actively avoid it. It’s especially hard to find a feminist angle on news …

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What the WAVE? Podcast Pilot Episode 2: Female NHS Workers, News from Armenia & Thankful for Nilde Iotti

May 1, 2020 – During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of use are fatigued with the news and are so oversaturated by this point that we don’t even want to turn on the TV, radio or computer in order to actively avoid it. It’s especially hard to find a feminist angle on news …

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in Voices

Announcement: The 2nd generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors

WAVE jury has made the selection for 14 candidates to become the next WAVE Youth Ambassadors.  The following candidates have been chosen: Sabiha Azad from WALES (UK) Mia Bradić from CROATIA Ginevra Candidi from ITALY Alina Cebotari from MOLDOVA Çeçilia Gazulli from ALBANIA Myrto Karydi from GREECE Krisztina Les from HUNGARY Alexandra Muntean from ROMANIA …

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Portuguese Court of Appeal: “The adulterous Woman”

In October 2017, the Porto Court of Appeals (Tribunal da Relação do Porto) upheld the year-long suspended sentence of two men convicted of assaulting a woman in 2015. The woman’s former partner and her former husband kidnapped her and beat her with a nail-spiked bat. The judges justified their light sentencing by saying that the …

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WAVE CALL FOR YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2020

We are looking for the 2nd generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors. Since October 2018, the WAVE Youth Ambassadors support the Step Up! Campaign in mobilizing and encouraging young people to raise awareness of the human rights violation that is violence against women and girls. Do you want to be part of a conscious, open-minded and …

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Biased towards Racism

The importance of computer algorithms has been increasing in the decision-making process. The potential of the development of these tools is immensely vast, be it in hiring, online advertisement or healthcare. According to Business Insider, the spending on AI in healthcare was projected to grow at a 48% annual rate, between 2013 and 2017. As …

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“Including” young people in conversations about the future is not good enough anymore

2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, where 179 governments agreed and adopted a Programme of Action which intended to empower women and prevent violent practices against them. In 2019, that goal still wasn’t completely met, and the heads of states and governments decided to reconvene …

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Inspiring Thursday: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)

Florence Nightingale, was born in May 12, 1820. She was an English pioneer nurse, statistician, and social reformer who was the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. Nightingale was the first woman awarded the Order of Merit in 1907. Florence Nightingale was in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. She was also known …

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Inspiring Thursday: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office. I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family. Mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx. I was born to a place where your zip code determines your destiny. My name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I’m an educator, an organizer, working class New Yorker. I’ve …

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Inspiring Thursday: Janelle Monáe

As this is the Pride Month, we want to remember some of Janelle Monáe’s best moments as a representative member of the LGBTQ community. Her latest album, “Dirty Computer” is, in her words, an ode to black and queer women; and it’s exactly during the “Dirty Computer” era that Monáe gets out of the alter-ego …

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From Crisis to Crisis: the fight for sustainable refuge funding in England

Over the past few years we have seen specialist refuge services in England lurch from funding crisis to funding crisis with no promise of sustainable funding from either local authorities or central government. Despite the uncertainty around refuge funding, the one unchanging factor is that the demand for refuge spaces continues to far exceed the …

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“My house is my castle” – the protection of victims of domestic violence under Polish law

Although the Polish legal system has undergone some changes as a result of Poland’s adoption of the Istanbul Convention (1),there still are a number of substantive and procedural shortcomings that women suffering from domestic violence have to face when accessing justice. One of the most pressing problems relates to the need to guarantee the separation …

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