Inspiring Thursday: Janelle Monáe

As this is the Pride Month, we want to remember some of Janelle Monáe’s best moments as a representative member of the LGBTQ community. Her latest album, “Dirty Computer” is, in her words, an ode to black and queer women; and it’s exactly during the “Dirty Computer” era that Monáe gets out of the alter-ego …

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#WAVEmembers: Women Center Light Steps, Albania

The Women Center Light Steps was established in 2003 in Albania, in order to create a public, open and safe space where women of the city could meet, could be together and freely express themselves. Later, based on women’s demand, the kindergarten service and anti-violence service were created too. This led to the birth of …

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Inspiring Thursday: Billie Jean King

“It was 1955, and Billie Jean was barred from a group photo of junior tennis players because she had decided to wear tennis shorts that day, rather than the tennis skirt traditionally worn by female athletes. She soon learned that the unequal treatment that female athletes experienced wasn’t only relegated to dress code.” (Billie Jean …

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Inspiring Thursday: Lilly Singh

“✅Female ✅Coloured ✅Bisexual Throughout my life these have proved to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many boxes you check, I encourage you to do the same. X” This is the post that Lilly Singh wrote when she came out on Twitter. She …

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#WAVEmembers: Mor Salkım Women’s Solidarity Association, Turkey

Mor Salkım Women’s Solidarity Association is an independent feminist civil society organization founded by human rights activists on the 27th April 2012, in Bursa (Turkey). Mor Salkım joined the WAVE Network in 2018. The association’s purpose is to promote gender equality and combat violence against women. This organisation has a 24/7 hotline, accessed not only …

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Inspiring Thursday: Elena Crasmari

“Sometimes it is enough to just take a woman by the hand and help her begin her journey.” Elena Crasmari is a fierce activist for women’s rights: a woman with disabilities who ran for, and earned, a local counselor seat in her home village of Dolna, in Moldova. As women with disabilities are under-represented in …

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