Inspiring Thursday: Betty White

Not long before the world started to prepare for the leap into 2022, the United States lost one of its national icons. Often referred to as the ‘First Lady of Television’, Betty White was an American actress and comedian who reached the age of 99. Her career spanned more than 8 decades with her most …

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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

The power of activism – Irene Zeilinger

As part of our campaign for this year’s 16 days of activism, we have been interviewing a number of women’s rights activists in order to showcase their work and their values in both written and recorded form. Today, we dive into the world of Irene Zeilinger, Austrian-born founder and current International Affairs Officer of Garance …

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The power of activism – Birgit Wolf

As part of our campaign for this year’s 16 days of activism, we have been interviewing a number of women’s rights activists in order to showcase their work and their values in both written and recorded form. Today, we dive into the world of Birgit Wolf, counsellor at the Frauenhelpline gegen Gewalt (Women’s helpline against …

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The COVID-19 pandemic and intimate partner violence against women in the EU

The European Institute for Gender Equality published a research on Covid-19 pandemic and intimate partner violence against women in the European Union. The report is a preliminary overview of the measures undertaken across the European Unio to support victims of violence during the COVID-19 outbreak (from March until the end of September 2020). It identifies …

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Terni, Italy: Ordinance inflicting barriers on women’s self-expression

Eye does not see, heart does not grieve (Italian proverb) In Terni, Umbria (Central Italy), the Mayor Leonardo Latini has issued an ordinance that has as its Subject: Contingent and urgent provision aimed at overcoming the degrading of the territory for decency and and quality of life in the area by combating the phenomenon of …

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WAVE Youth Ambassador from Serbia on the uprising against sexual violence in the Balkans

Our WAVE Youth Ambassador from Serbia is standing in solidarity with the strong and brave women of the Balkan region who are speaking out against sexual violence. We must continue to shed light on the uprising against sexual violence in the Balkans and ensure that the survivors’ voices are being heard! #NisiSama For more information …

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Inspiring Thursday: Betty White

Not long before the world started to prepare for the leap into 2022, the United States lost one of its national icons. Often referred to as the ‘First Lady of Television’, Betty White was an American actress and comedian who reached the age of 99. Her career spanned more than 8 decades with her most …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Daria Serenko

Prominent Russian Feminist activist is currently under fire from the extremist groups attacking her online because of Daria’s social media publication supporting migrants. The xenophobic alliance is sending Daria numerous death threats, and the community has also leaked Serenko’s personal information, including her address and phone number. Daria mentions that this is not the first …

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Inspiring Thursday: Patricia Espinosa

For the past two weeks, the news has been filled with COP26 – the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, Scotland from the 31st of October until the 12th of November. At the top table of these talks are a lot of men, and only …

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in Fempower

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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