#WAVEmembers: Albanian Women Empowerment Network

The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) is a non-profit organization established in 2009. The network works in the field of the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls. The main mission of this network is the social, economic, cultural and politic empowerment of Albanian women. The network consists of 9 …

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Portuguese Court of Appeal: “The adulterous Woman”

In October 2017, the Porto Court of Appeals (Tribunal da Relação do Porto) upheld the year-long suspended sentence of two men convicted of assaulting a woman in 2015. The woman’s former partner and her former husband kidnapped her and beat her with a nail-spiked bat. The judges justified their light sentencing by saying that the …

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Inspiring Thursday: Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos was born in 1971 in Paris, but she is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Her parents had fled Portugal due to the dictatorship of the infamous Presidente Salazar. She is a Portuguese artist, internationally acclaimed for her sculptures and installations exploring consumer culture, collective identity, and our assumptions on what constitutes art. Her work …

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Inspiring Thursday: Laura Papo Bohoreta

Laura Papo Bohoreta can be seen as a prototype of a career mom. Laura Papo Bohoreta was a Sephardic-Bosnian writer, journalist and artist. She contributed a great deal of knowledge for historians about the life and language of the Sephardic community in the region which belongs to Bosnia & Herzegovina nowadays. She was one of …

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WAVE CALL FOR YOUTH AMBASSADORS 2020

We are looking for the 2nd generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors. Since October 2018, the WAVE Youth Ambassadors support the Step Up! Campaign in mobilizing and encouraging young people to raise awareness of the human rights violation that is violence against women and girls. Do you want to be part of a conscious, open-minded and …

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Inspiring Thursday: Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)

“I don’t have a feeling of inferiority. I never had one. I’m as good as anybody, but not better” Katherine G. Johnson: The female mathematician that calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions was one of the pioneer black female aerospace workers, and an example of perseverance, opening new doors for …

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#WAVEmembers: Crisis Centre for Women, Russia

  This week we meet one of the newest WAVE members from Russia: the Crisis Centre for Women, based in Saint Petersburg. The Crisis Centre for Women supports women survivors of violence since 1992. It provides psychological and legal counselling in cases of sexual and physical violence, trafficking and other crisis situations. Moreover, they conduct …

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