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Inspiring Thursday: Lizzie Velasquez

“I am human… of course those things are going to hurt… (but) I’m not going to let those things define me.”

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in Voices

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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in Voices

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 Voices

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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in Fempower

Shelters for undocumented migrant women in the Netherlands

Migrant women are powerful women. It requires determination and perseverance to make the journey from your home country to a new and unknown country. Certainly, if it is not clear how the future will look like − asylum seekers and other migrants cannot count on a warm welcome. Migration legislation is cruel − not everyone …

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in Fempower

The situation of specialist women’s support services in Austria: A Summary of the Austrian GREVIO Report

Article 22 of the Istanbul Convention covers the obligation to provide or establish specialist women’s support services for all women victims of violence and their children. Specialist support services should be available in adequate geographical distribution, providing short- and long-term specialist support services to all victims. Basically three types of specialist women’s support services are …

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in Intern’s Corner

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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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Lizzie Velasquez

“I am human… of course those things are going to hurt… (but) I’m not going to let those things define me.”

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Nawal El Saadawi

“For me feminism includes everything. It is social justice, political justice, sexual justice… It is the link between medicine, literature, politics, economics, psychology and history. Feminism is all that. You cannot understand the oppression of women without this.”

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Inspiring Thursday: Kumari Jayawardena

Leading feminist figure, activist and academic, Kumari Jayawardena was born in 1931 and raised in Sri Lanka. She decided to continue her higher education in the London School of Economics, in the UK, where she graduated from political science and finished her Ph.D. on the labour movement in Ceylon in 1964.

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