Inspiring Thursday: Semra Ertan

“I want foreigners not only to have the right to live like human beings, but also to have the right to be treated like human beings. That‘s all.” „Ich möchte, dass Ausländer[*innen] nicht nur das Recht haben, wie Menschen zu leben, sondern auch das Recht haben, wie Menschen behandelt zu werden. Das ist alles.“ Semra …

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Inspiring Thursday: Argelia Laya

“Lucharemos por nuestros derechos y los de nuestra patria, porque el problema de la igualdad de la mujer es el problema de la liberación de los pueblos” “We will fight for our rights and those of our country, because the problem of the equality of women is the problem of the liberation of the peoples”. …

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Inspiring Thursday: Nawal al-Saadawi

“Danger has been a part of my life ever since I picked up a pen and wrote. Nothing is more perilous than truth in a world that lies.” Nawal al-Saadawi was an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. She is sometimes described as the “Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab world” and is considered …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Of course, I am the first democratically elected woman president in Africa, and that raises a lot of expectations. Because I represent the aspirations of women all over Africa, I must succeed for them. I must keep the door open for women’s participation in politics at the highest level. That is both humbling and exciting. …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ute Bock

„Was ich mir wünsch’? Dass ich unnötig werde!“ „What do I wish for? Becoming unnecessary!” Ute Bock was a social worker who dedicated her life to supporting and empowering people who fled their home countries. Born in Linz, Austria, in 1942, Ute Bock became an educator and employee of the municipality of Vienna at a …

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