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Inspiring Thursday : Gisèle Halimi (1927-2020)

“Injustice is physically intolerable to me. All my life can be summed up with that.” Gisèle Halimi was born as Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb in July 1927 to a poor and conservative Jewish family in Tunisia, then a French possession. Since the birth of a girl was considered bad luck during these times, her parents …

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in 25yearswave

Visions Of The Future #25yearsWAVE

The WAVE Network is standing on the shoulders of great feminist activists who strengthened women’s rights in Europe for the last 25 years. It is growing ever since and consists of 160 members, some of which we recently met on the #WAVEblog. Nonetheless, sharing our visions of the future and creating a strong intergenerational activism …

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#WAVEmembers: Femmes en Détresse, Luxembourg

The NGO Femme en Détresse was founded in 1997 by a working group from the Luxembourgish Movement for the Liberation of Women (MFL). The goal of the association was to create a women’s hostel, where women and children could be protected from psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Over the years, more services have been added, …

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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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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday : Gisèle Halimi (1927-2020)

“Injustice is physically intolerable to me. All my life can be summed up with that.” Gisèle Halimi was born as Zeiza Gisèle Élise Taïeb in July 1927 to a poor and conservative Jewish family in Tunisia, then a French possession. Since the birth of a girl was considered bad luck during these times, her parents …

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Inspiring Thursday : Johanna Dohnal (1939 – 2010)

“There are people who have an absolute majority in the population and who have the fewest seats in parliament. Ask the men why. ” Johanna Dohnal was born as Johanna Diez in Vienna, Austria in 1939. She grew up as an illegitimate child with her grandmother, a seamstress, because her mother suffered tuberculosis. Her childhood …

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Inspiring Thursday : Natália Correia (1923 – 1993)

Natália Correia was born in 1923 (in Azores, Portugal) but moved to Lisbon at the age of 11. She was a poet, novelist, essayist, journalist, writer, scriptwriter, translator, and editor, and always a strong advocate of human rights, more specifically of women’s rights. She was a charismatic woman with a very intense social life, and …

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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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