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Inspiring Thursday: Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier

The first Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded in 1901, 119 years after, and for the first time in its history, two women won without having to share the prize with a man. This win is understood as a breaking point for women in science as they were always the second in the innovation and …

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in 25yearswave

Perspectives for the future II #25yearsWAVE

The WAVE Youth Ambassadors support the WAVE Step Up! Campaign in campaigning for the rights of women survivors of violence to access support and protection. The campaign believes that people are stronger together, which is why we need to mobilize, organize and build communities capable of standing together and demanding change. As fighting for women’s …

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Perspectives for the future I #25yearsWAVE

As the second generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors is currently brainstorming, planning and developing actions targeting youth and young people across Europe to raise awareness on violence against women and girls, it is clear that their approaches aim to be intersectional, intergenerational and holistic. “We want to expand and not remain in our own bubble but reach the …

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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

Umbrian Feminists Resist Restrictions on Abortion: “We are the Granddaughters of the Witches Who Have Not Been Burned!”

In Italy, access to abortion is regulated by law 194/78. As we know, the backlash against the reproductive rights of women by the radical right is getting harder. In some cases this occurs by effectively canceling the right to abortion, in others by manipulating the laws and taking advantage of easily attackable guidelines approved in …

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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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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Viiktoria Shvaher

Viiktoria Shvaher is the 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Ukraine and decided to interview felloew activist Polina Lynova for THE POWER OF YOUTH series. Polina is a senior at LCC International University studying International Relations and Development. She is an alumna of the FLEX program, which is a scholarship student exchange program administered by …

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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Mia Bradić

Mia Bradić is the 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Croatia and decided to have a conversation with activist Nataša Vajagić for the series THE POWER OF YOUTH. The message behind the powerful interview is evident: Even the smallest action has its echo! Nataša Vajagić is a member of the Center for citizen’s initiatives in …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier

The first Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded in 1901, 119 years after, and for the first time in its history, two women won without having to share the prize with a man. This win is understood as a breaking point for women in science as they were always the second in the innovation and …

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Inspiring Thursday: Frances Watkins Harper (1825-1911)

“Now is the time for our women to begin to try to lift up their heads and plant the roots of progress under the hearthstone.” Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in 1825 in Baltimore, Maryland to free Black parents, but unfortunately became an orphan at 3 years old. She grew up with her uncle …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993-2020)

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, in New York as the younger of the two children of Nathan Bader, a merchant, and Celia Bader. Her mother heavily influenced Ruth’s early life and she excelled …

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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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