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WAVE Call for Female Artists – Cartoonist

Are you a graphic artist or a cartoonist who is passionate about creating socially engaging cartoons, while trying to initiate a positive change in the society? We would like to invite you to put your skills to use for women’s rights! The WAVE Network(1) is looking for female cartoonists to imagine and present their vision …

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WAVE Call for Female Artists – Cartoonist

Are you a graphic artist or a cartoonist who is passionate about creating socially engaging cartoons, while trying to initiate a positive change in the society? We would like to invite you to put your skills to use for women’s rights! The WAVE Network(1) is looking for female cartoonists to imagine and present their vision …

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WAVE Call for Youth Ambassadors

Are you the one who cares? Are you passionate about creating positive change and actively shape policies on a higher level? We want you to become our youth ambassador! The WAVE Network* is looking for young and committed visionaries to join a peer group of youth ambassadors for our Step Up! Campaign. The Step Up! …

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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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in Fempower

Solidarity in wartime – Ground to hold on to hope

“I see, I hear, I feel you” Feminist work with women survivors of the war from the territory of the former Yugoslavia (1991-1999) Women’s solidarity is a value cherished by feminists all around the world. During wartime, the need for solidarity is even more urgent. Some feminist activists working with women coming from warzones in …

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Trafficked women and girls among asylum seekers in Austria

The vulnerable situation of trafficked women and girls seeking asylum is widely recognized. Consequently, women and girls affected by trafficking are entitled to special procedural guarantees(2) and special reception conditions(3) during their asylum proceedings. In order to guarantee those rights, EU Member States have a positive human rights obligation to identify potentially trafficked women and …

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Why we (still) need feminism

I often find myself in conversations about why feminism is still needed today, especially why it is needed in our so-called Western world. I get told from friends that they know many women with good positions at work and they basically enjoy the same rights as men do. They say that there are many problems …

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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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Inspiring Thursday: Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini was born in Turin, Italy on 22 April 1909 and was one of the world´s most prominent scientific investigators of the human body’s nervous system.

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Inspiring Thursday: Doria Shafik

By her early thirties, Doria Shafik was already an accomplished woman with a doctorate in philosophy. Despite her young age, she had published essays and poems in both Arabic and French, competed in a beauty pageant, and founded an organization of Egyptian feminists. Nevertheless, she would go on to do even greater things in the …

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Inspiring Thursday: Hedy Lamarr

Born in 1914 and raised in the cultural Jewish quarter of Vienna, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, better known as Hedy Lamarr, was the daughter of a pianist and a bank director with a fascination for technology. Most famous for her career as a glamorous actress, few people know of the great inventions that Lamarr worked …

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