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Women´s reproductive rights in Italy: obstetric violence as a human rights violation

Obstetric violence is an intersection between institutional violence – condoned, endorsed and/or perpetuated by the state- and violence against women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. It can be manifested in several ways: • the denial of treatment during childbirth • forced coerced medical interventions that accelerate the natural process of birth, such as the Kisteller …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Women´s reproductive rights in Italy: obstetric violence as a human rights violation

Obstetric violence is an intersection between institutional violence – condoned, endorsed and/or perpetuated by the state- and violence against women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. It can be manifested in several ways: • the denial of treatment during childbirth • forced coerced medical interventions that accelerate the natural process of birth, such as the Kisteller …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Women´s reproductive rights in Italy: the new government nostalgic for the old times

“Abortion is the number one cause of femicide in the world”: this is what a pro-life organization declared on the black-and-white posters that have appeared in several areas of Rome, in May 2018. Feminist groups condemned the posters as “disgraceful” while others disapproved of the wrong use of the word “femicide” which means the killing …

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WAVE Youth Ambassadors Announced!

The jury has made the selection for 11 candidates to become the next WAVE Youth Ambassadors.

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in Fempower

Trafficking and Vulnerability

Women are not vulnerable simply because they are women, nor do the women we support in our trafficking provision lack the capacity or the intelligence to make life choices. Many of these women come from societies that do not recognise their equality or view them as “lesser” human beings and they have been made vulnerable …

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in Fempower

The impact of armed conflict on the situation of violence against women in the Ukraine

Violence against women and all forms of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, forced prostitution, and sexual slavery, are increasingly recognized as a facet of many recent conflicts, spanning from the European Balkans to African countries. Social and economic crises and breakdowns in the rule of law contribute to domestic violence also within the families …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Women´s reproductive rights in Italy: obstetric violence as a human rights violation

Obstetric violence is an intersection between institutional violence – condoned, endorsed and/or perpetuated by the state- and violence against women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. It can be manifested in several ways: • the denial of treatment during childbirth • forced coerced medical interventions that accelerate the natural process of birth, such as the Kisteller …

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in Intern’s Corner, Voices

Women´s reproductive rights in Italy: the new government nostalgic for the old times

“Abortion is the number one cause of femicide in the world”: this is what a pro-life organization declared on the black-and-white posters that have appeared in several areas of Rome, in May 2018. Feminist groups condemned the posters as “disgraceful” while others disapproved of the wrong use of the word “femicide” which means the killing …

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Una Marson

Jamaican poet and journalist, Una Marson, was a role model for women within the Black Internationalist community and her work contributed greatly to the recognition of West Indian literature – her own writing included.

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in Inspirational Women

Inspiring Thursday: Margherita Hack

Known as the “Lady of the Stars”, Margherita Hack, the most famous Italian astrophysicist, was the first woman to lead an astronomical observatory in Italy. Committed atheist, feminist, and vegetarian, Margherita publicly advocated for laws in favour of abortion, euthanasia and homosexual couples’ civil rights.

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Inspiring Thursday: Ana Mendieta

During her short life, Ana Mendieta created art that portrayed many different themes of life, focusing on incorporating natural elements in her pieces, which she felt brought her closer to nature. At the same time, her work was bold and challenged restrictive ideas of normative categories like gender and race.

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