in 25yearswave

#WAVEmembers: Albanian Women Empowerment Network

The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) is a non-profit organization established in 2009. The network works in the field of the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls. The main mission of this network is the social, economic, cultural and politic empowerment of Albanian women. The network consists of 9 …

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in 25yearswave

#WAVEmembers: Albanian Women Empowerment Network

The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) is a non-profit organization established in 2009. The network works in the field of the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls. The main mission of this network is the social, economic, cultural and politic empowerment of Albanian women. The network consists of 9 …

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in 25yearswave

#WAVEmembers: National Coalition ”Life without Violence”, Republic of Moldova

In 2015, in Moldova several non-governmental organizations and public institutions active in the field of preventing and combating gender-based violence decided to form a joint platform, the National Coalition “Life without violence”, to promote women’s and children’s rights and to contribute to a society sensitive to the phenomenon of gender-based violence. The coalition has 22 …

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in Voices

Italian government’s support for women’s shelters shouldn’t be limited to this crisis

Within a couple of weeks, Italy has gone from having a few cases of COVID-19 to having the highest number of deaths in the world. Due to the emergency, the Italian government has put the country under a total lockdown, restricting the movement of the population, except in cases of necessity. This means that, as …

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in Voices

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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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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in Speak up to StepUp!

Child Marriage and the Georgian Example

Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that women and girls are somehow inferior to men and boys. Many girls who are married off before they turn 18 or are forced into early marriages are made to leave school, depriving them of their right to education and future independence. Child brides are also more …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Elinor Catherine Hamlin

“They’re alone in the world, ashamed of their injuries. For lepers, or Aids victims, there are organisations that help. But nobody knows about these women or helps them.” (Catherine Halin, in: BBC online)

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos was born in 1971 in Paris, but she is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her parents had fled Portugal due to the dictatorship of the infamous Presidente Salazar. She is a Portuguese artist, internationally acclaimed for her sculptures and installations exploring consumer culture, collective identity, and our assumptions on what constitutes art. Her work …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Laura Papo Bohoreta

Laura Papo Bohoreta can be seen as a prototype of a career mom. Laura Papo Bohoreta was a Sephardic-Bosnian writer, journalist and artist. She contributed a great deal of knowledge for historians about the life and language of the Sephardic community in the region which belongs to Bosnia & Herzegovina nowadays. She was one of …

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in Fempower, Uncategorized

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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in Fempower

“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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