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Inspiring Thursday: Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton is an American computer software programmer and systems engineer who, in the 1960s, served as Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory. Renowned mathematician and computer science pioneer, she was the scientist who coined the term “software engineering” in the first place, to better describe her work. She was …

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Despite Dr Katie Bouman, there’s still a long way to go for women in STEM

In the past few days, you may probably have come across the picture of Dr Katie Bouman, the brilliant 29-year-old computer scientist who developed a crucial algorithm that helped produce the first ever image of a black hole. Even though the MIT graduate underlined that this scientific breakthrough was the result of successful teamwork, her …

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Swedish women’s organisations: We need a law against sex robots

‘Sex robots’ and ‘sex dolls’ reinforce and normalize views of women which objectify and normalize men’s violence against women. It is time for tightened legislation so that new technology does not reproduce values which exploit women’s bodies, writes Swedish Women’s Lobby, Roks and Unizon. Debate: Sex robots. Recently we read in Dagens Nyheter about how …

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WAVE Support statement for our fellow activists in Serbia

The WAVE Network believes in freedom of opinion, freedom of speech and freedom of press and media. We aim to promote as well as strengthen human rights values on the basis of gender equality, which is why it is particularly disheartening to learn about the current situation in Serbia. Civil society organisations, individual activists, protesters …

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The work of “Medica” Zenica with survivors of war rape and sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

About “Medica” Zenica(1) Medica Zenica is the oldest specialized women’s non-governmental organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which, since April 1993 has been continuously providing comprehensive help, support and care to women and children survivors of war. Additionally, it also offers support to women and children suffering from post war violence, including survivors of war …

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The impact of a separation or divorce in cases of domestic violence on refugee status determination

This article seeks to outline the impact of a separation/divorce of a woman from her husband on refugee status determination (RSD) in cases where women have experienced violence by their husband in their country of origin and/or after arriving in the receiving country. An overview of case law of the Austrian Federal Administrative Court will …

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Despite Dr Katie Bouman, there’s still a long way to go for women in STEM

In the past few days, you may probably have come across the picture of Dr Katie Bouman, the brilliant 29-year-old computer scientist who developed a crucial algorithm that helped produce the first ever image of a black hole. Even though the MIT graduate underlined that this scientific breakthrough was the result of successful teamwork, her …

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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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Inspiring Thursday: Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton is an American computer software programmer and systems engineer who, in the 1960s, served as Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory. Renowned mathematician and computer science pioneer, she was the scientist who coined the term “software engineering” in the first place, to better describe her work. She was …

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Inspiring Thursday: Gisèle Halimi

Tunisian lawyer, anti-colonial activist, feminist, MP in the French National Assembly, always committed to gender equality and to defending women and the right to receive an abortion, before the Veil Law of 1975: Gisèle Halimi’s life was always dedicated to militancy and activism in favor of women’s rights. Gisèle was born in 1927 in La …

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Inspiring Thursday: Judith Heumann

“Disability only becomes a tragedy for me when society fails to provide the things we need to lead our lives—job opportunities or barrier-free buildings, for example. It is not a tragedy to me that I’m living in a wheelchair.” Judith Heumann is one of the pioneers of disability rights and an internationally recognized leader in …

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