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Inspiring Thursday: Princess Nokia

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, better known with her stage name Princess Nokia, is a prolific singer and activist from New York born in 1992. When interviewed, she likes to speak about where she grew up, that is between East Harlem and Lower East Side, in a queer and culturally diverse environment, and how she embraces her …

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#WAVEmembers: Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva

The “Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva” was established in 1994 in the Canary Islands. They are a federation of 15 other organisations, from across Spain and have recently celebrated 25 years of fighting for women’s rights! The core values of this organisation are the commitment with feminism, constant cooperation, active participation and …

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#WAVEmembers: CADMI, Italy

CADMI – Casa di Accoglienza delle Donne Maltrattate di Milano is the first Antiviolence Centre in Italy, born in 1986. It is founder and partner of the national network DiRe – Donne in Rete contro la violenza, which is one of WAVE’s longstanding members. Since its foundation, CADMI has supported over 30,000 women on their …

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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: Princess Nokia

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, better known with her stage name Princess Nokia, is a prolific singer and activist from New York born in 1992. When interviewed, she likes to speak about where she grew up, that is between East Harlem and Lower East Side, in a queer and culturally diverse environment, and how she embraces her …

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Inspiring Thursday: Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford (1868-1960)

Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford was a Victorian feminist who has dedicated her life to the education of girls in Sierra Leone. A pioneer of women’s education in Sierra Leone, Adelaide played a key role in popularizing Pan-Africanist and feminist politics during the early twentieth century. In 1923, Hayford established the Girls’ Vocational and Training School in …

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Inspiring Thursday: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is a writer and essayist born in 1975, who has gained endless recognition for her works, which have been praised for her “New Sincerity”, a literary genre that alongside the “Hysterical Realism” has come to define her signature style. Through her unconventional writing we get to know characters that deal with experiences of …

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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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“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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