Inspiring Thursday: Silvia Federici

“Silvia Federici’s work embodies an energy that urges us to rejuvenate struggles against all types of exploitation and, precisely for that reason, her work produces a common: a common sense of the dissidence that creates a community in struggle.” — Maria Mies Silvia Federici (*1942 in Parma, Italy) is an Italian feminist theorist, activist, teacher …

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Inspiring Thursday: Elif Shafak

“Many women are demanding equality, demanding justice. They want to build their own lives, build a better future for their children. But this shift in power comes with a dangerous backlash.” Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist. She writes in both Turkish and English and has published 18 books. Shafak is an activist for …

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Inspiring Thursday: Women fighting against the Nazi Regime

“It was only thanks to the women’s movement that the women members of the resistance came back into focus.” On Tuesday, 8 May 1945, when the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany’s armed forces, World War II in Europe ended. In commemoration of what is celebrated as ‘Liberation Day’ in many European countries, today’s …

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Inspiring Thursday: Hajer Sharief

Hajer Sharief is a Libyan peace and human rights activist. She founded “Together We Build It”, to promote the building of peace in Libya and the respect of human rights. Sharief is one of UN Women’s 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security, and Human Rights, and she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize …

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