Inspiring Thursday: 100th post!

In celebration of our 100th Inspiring Thursday post, we are highlighting some of the leaders taking action to combat sexual and gender-based violence across the globe. They range from activists, founders of NGOs, artists and more, but they are all contributing to bringing attention to and challenging violence against women. We have highlighted one individual …

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Do you want a future of decency, equality and real social justice?

Despite the fact that there have been certain improvements on women’s rights, yet again women and girls continue to suffer the consequences of gender inequality, violence and discrimination all over the world irrespective of their ethnicity, level of education, or their socioeconomic status. Gender inequality recognizes the idea that man and women are not equal; …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ella Baker

“In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed…It means facing a system that does not lend itself to your needs and devising means by which you change that system.”

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Inspiring Thursday: Pandita Ramabai Saraswati

“The chief means of happiness is complete independence…” Pandita Ramabai Saraswati was born Rama Dongre on April 23, 1858 in the Canara District, Madras Presidency in British India. Ramabai was born into the Brahmin caste, which was the top caste of Hindu society. Her parents and sister died of starvation during a series of famines …

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Italy: Femicide and the media

The Research Group on Femicide of the non-profit association Casa delle donne per non subire violenza ONLUS, based in Bologna (Italy), has published its Annual Report on Femicide in the Italian context. The Group examines all the press articles related to femicide on a daily scale and, after various analysis, tries to list all those …

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Inspiring Thursday: Yolanda Becerra Vega

“We believe that peace can be much more real if the participation of women as political actors is part of the equation…Not just in terms of being represented in different scenarios, but more importantly, in the daily construction of proposals from the grassroots, from the regions, so that a real peace is possible in this …

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Inspiring Thursday: Roxane Gay

“I am trying to become better in what I think and what I say and what I do, without abandoning what makes me human.” Roxane Gay is an essayist, novelist and speaker, as well as a self-described “bad feminist.” Born in 1974 in Nebraska, United States, to Haitian parents, Gay was the oldest of three …

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