Inspiring Thursday: Princess Nokia

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, better known with her stage name Princess Nokia, is a prolific singer and activist from New York born in 1992. When interviewed, she likes to speak about where she grew up, that is between East Harlem and Lower East Side, in a queer and culturally diverse environment, and how she embraces her …

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#WAVEmembers: Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva

The “Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres Arena y Laurisilva” was established in 1994 in the Canary Islands. They are a federation of 15 other organisations, from across Spain and have recently celebrated 25 years of fighting for women’s rights! The core values of this organisation are the commitment with feminism, constant cooperation, active participation and …

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Announcement: The 2nd generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors

WAVE jury has made the selection for 14 candidates to become the next WAVE Youth Ambassadors.  The following candidates have been chosen: Sabiha Azad from WALES (UK) Mia Bradić from CROATIA Ginevra Candidi from ITALY Alina Cebotari from MOLDOVA Çeçilia Gazulli from ALBANIA Myrto Karydi from GREECE Krisztina Les from HUNGARY Alexandra Muntean from ROMANIA …

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Inspiring Thursday: Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford (1868-1960)

Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford was a Victorian feminist who has dedicated her life to the education of girls in Sierra Leone. A pioneer of women’s education in Sierra Leone, Adelaide played a key role in popularizing Pan-Africanist and feminist politics during the early twentieth century. In 1923, Hayford established the Girls’ Vocational and Training School in …

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Inspiring Thursday: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is a writer and essayist born in 1975, who has gained endless recognition for her works, which have been praised for her “New Sincerity”, a literary genre that alongside the “Hysterical Realism” has come to define her signature style. Through her unconventional writing we get to know characters that deal with experiences of …

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#WAVEmembers: CADMI, Italy

CADMI – Casa di Accoglienza delle Donne Maltrattate di Milano is the first Antiviolence Centre in Italy, born in 1986. It is founder and partner of the national network DiRe – Donne in Rete contro la violenza, which is one of WAVE’s longstanding members. Since its foundation, CADMI has supported over 30,000 women on their …

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Inspiring Thursday: June Almeida (1930-2007)

Born in 1930 in Glasgow, June Almeida was a pioneer scientist that played a key role in identifying the coronaviruses half a century ago. Covid-19 is a new illness but it is caused by a coronavirus of the type first identified by Dr Almeida in 1964 at her laboratory in St Thomas’s Hospital in London. …

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