Inspiring Thursday: Sadako Ogata

Sadako Ogata (1927-2019) was a Japanese diplomat, who became the the first woman, the first Japanese person, and the first academic to be appointed as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Sadako Ogata was born in Tokyo in 1927, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat father. She was also the great-granddaughter of the …

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Inspiring Thursday: Elizabeth Podnieks

This Inspiring Thursday is published as part of our Elder Abuse Awareness week with WAVE Project MARVOW. To know more, follow us on Facebook! Founder of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA), the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA), and Vice President of the International Network for the …

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Inspiring Thursday: Feride Acar

Prof. Dr. Feride Ayşe Acar is a Turkish scholar and professor, who served as an international consultant for many institutions on women’s right and gender equality. Prof. Dr. Acar was elected as a member of the CEDAW Committee in 1997 and became president of the UN CEDAW Committee in 2003-2005, after serving as rapporteur and …

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Inspiring Thursday: Prof. Dr. Feride Acar

Prof. Dr. Feride Ayşe Acar is a Turkish scholar and professor, who served as an international consultant for many institutions on women’s right and gender equality. Prof. Dr. Acar was elected as a member of the CEDAW Committee in 1997 and became president of the UN CEDAW Committee in 2003-2005, after serving as rapporteur and …

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Inspiring Thursday: Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkul Karman, is a Yemeni women’s rights activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her role in leading a pro-democracy protest movement, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize. She leads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains”, which she co-founded in …

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