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One Book, Three Points of View: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah”

The WAVE office is in a constant flux of ideas and opinions, with new members, mainly interns, coming and going. In the following blog article, 3 WAVE office members will review and analyze the book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. With each differing perspective, a new facet of the book is illuminated. We hope you …

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One Book, Three Points of View: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah”

The WAVE office is in a constant flux of ideas and opinions, with new members, mainly interns, coming and going. In the following blog article, 3 WAVE office members will review and analyze the book Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. With each differing perspective, a new facet of the book is illuminated. We hope you …

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The brighter side of self-care

If you were ever able to watch one of the many videos available, of a mammal released to freedom after having been confined, or maybe if you just observed your dog having fun on one of your regular walks, there was one common thing that you likely recognised: their joy of movement, their joy of …

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Step Up! V-log: Kat & Lina review Cordelia Fine’s Testosterone Rex

Katarina Višnar & Lina Piskernik, WAVE Step Up! campaigners, review Cordelia Fine’s latest book release “Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society.” Spoiler Alert: we loved it!

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in Fempower

Survivors’ project in Portugal: New challenges in the fight against sexual violence

Specialized support services for victims of sexual violence are lacking in the majority of European Union countries, and Portugal is no exception. Despite the high rate of rape cases and abuse towards women and children, there are no rape crisis centres and specialized services for survivors in Portugal. The Association of Women Against Violence (AMCV) …

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Interview with M., a 35- year old survivor of intimate partner violence from Slovenia

Can you tell me something about your experience with violence? I got pregnant very soon, after four months of being together with B. When I was a child, I had an image of the perfect family, a picture of a complete group: a father, a mother and a child; I thought that a family had …

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in Intern’s Corner

Why I call myself a feminist

It is very often the case that people refuse to describe themselves as feminists. Either because they don´t like to “label” themselves but they “still stand for equality between men and women” or because they do not like the word feminism itself and think of themselves rather as “humanist, equalist or egalitarian” because that way …

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Does my intersectional feminism upset you?

Feminism. A single word with multiple layers. What does it mean to be a woman? Is there a single answer? No, because women aren’t single stories. “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make the one story become the only …

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Inspiring Thursday: Leymah Gbowee

“It is time to stand up, sisters, and do some of the most unthinkable things. We have the power to turn our upside-down world right.”

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Inspiring Thursday: Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, alter-globalization author and a major figure in the ecofeminist movement.

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Inspiring Thursday: Faye Schulman

Faye Schulman is one of the many female partisans who fought for the liberation of Europe during World War II. Women played a crucial role in the antifascist and anti-Nazi resistance, and we wish to remember them on the occasion of the anniversary of the conflicts’ end in Europe on May 8th. 

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