Inspiring Thursday Anna Hutsol (Hanna Huzol)

At this time, in this country, only radical women’s protest can shake the world of passive women.” (interview given to osocio.org on August 2nd 2011) Anna Hutsol is best know as one of the founding members of FEMEN – an activist group from the Ukraine, Hutsol’s home country. During her studies in sociology and economy, …

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Inspiring Thursday: Obiageli Ezekwesili

“We need a collaborative disruption of the present acceptance of extremism, especially targeting women. Wherever women are being attacked by extremist ideas – whether it’s our Chibok girls or women in Syria – it’s the same underlying philosophy and the world cannot afford to stay in this state of complacency.” (Vital Voices). Obiageli Ezekwesili was …

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#WAVE members: SPAVO, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) is a non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. SPAVO offers a national helpline, three shelters, counselling services for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Since 2016, SPAVO is a committed member of the WAVE Network. #WAVEmembers #feministsunite #25yearsWAVE

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Inspiring Thursday: Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė

“We understand well that our fate is in our hands and that all we have to trust in is ourselves […]” (speech given on 15th of May 1920, Kaunas, LT at the Constituent Assembly Lithuania) Lithuania might not be the first country that comes to mind when looking for great feminists and women who helped …

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Inspiring Thursday: Carla del Ponte

The woman we present today has been nicknamed “the pest” and “the new Gestapo”. She faced the Sicilian Mafia as well as some of the most infamous war lords in history. We are talking about Carla del Ponte. Admired by some and disliked by other, del Ponte is certainly a controversial figure! Internationally, Ms. del …

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#WAVEmembers: Scottish Women’s Aid

The WAVE journey to its members around Europe is continuing: meet Scottish Women’s Aid! Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. Since 1976, Scottish Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping responses to domestic abuse, coordinating, campaigning and influencing toward a shared vision of …

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