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Inspiring Thursday: Trịnh Thị Minh Hà

Trịnh Thị Minh Hà is a Vietnamese filmmaker, feminist, writer, composer and professor of Gender and Women Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Ending FGM in Europe: Why is it #OurIssueToo?

„FGM is not a cultural traditional practice, but actually it is child abuse. […] Fundamentally, FGM is there to control women and girls’ bodies, and especially their sexuality.” – Leyla Hussein

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Child, early and forced marriage as a worldwide practice

“If there is someone hearing what I’m saying now, I would suggest to them to study rather than getting married”, Yelina “I suffered by being married as a child and I don’t want this to happen to any other girl of my age. When I was younger I had no idea how to stop my …

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Rape trials: re-victimising the women instead of punishing the perpetrators

“She didn´t say no”, “She meant yes when she said no”, “She was drunk but she knew what she was doing”, “She didn´t scream”, “She wore a short dress”, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front”, “By her behaviour, her dress or by …

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Implementing the Istanbul Convention into Romanian legislation

Romania signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) in 2014 and ratified the Convention in 2016, which entered into force as of September 1st, 2016. Through Law no.174/13.07.2018, the provisions of the Istanbul Convention were partially transposed. Provisions of art. 9 par. (1) lit. …

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From Istanbul to a Clash of Civilisations: A Story of a Hijacked Convention in Slovakia

In the beginning of the decade, everything seemed to go smoothly towards quick ratification of the Istanbul Convention in Slovakia. The Minister of Justice signed the Convention in Istanbul on the date of its opening for signature, being in fact among the first Member States of the Council of Europe to do so. Government experts …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Child, early and forced marriage as a worldwide practice

“If there is someone hearing what I’m saying now, I would suggest to them to study rather than getting married”, Yelina “I suffered by being married as a child and I don’t want this to happen to any other girl of my age. When I was younger I had no idea how to stop my …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Rape trials: re-victimising the women instead of punishing the perpetrators

“She didn´t say no”, “She meant yes when she said no”, “She was drunk but she knew what she was doing”, “She didn´t scream”, “She wore a short dress”, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front”, “By her behaviour, her dress or by …

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Inspiring Thursday: Trịnh Thị Minh Hà

Trịnh Thị Minh Hà is a Vietnamese filmmaker, feminist, writer, composer and professor of Gender and Women Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Inspiring Thursday: Elyn Saks

“I am a woman with chronic schizophrenia. I have spent hundreds of days in psychiatric hospitals. I could have ended up living most of my life on a back ward, but things turned out quite differently”

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Inspiring Thursday: Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin was a pioneer in the field of astronomy and one of the most eminent female astronomers of the twentieth century. She was the first to apply the laws of atomic physics to the study of the temperature and density of stellar bodies and to discover that stars are made mainly of hydrogen …

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