Inspiring Thursday: Nawal El Saadawi

“For me feminism includes everything. It is social justice, political justice, sexual justice… It is the link between medicine, literature, politics, economics, psychology and history. Feminism is all that. You cannot understand the oppression of women without this.”

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Inspiring Thursday: Kumari Jayawardena

Leading feminist figure, activist and academic, Kumari Jayawardena was born in 1931 and raised in Sri Lanka. She decided to continue her higher education in the London School of Economics, in the UK, where she graduated from political science and finished her Ph.D. on the labour movement in Ceylon in 1964.

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Inspiring Thursday: Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn was a journalist, novelist and one of the greatest war correspondents of her time. During her long career she covered dozens of wars, including the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Arab-Israeli War and the Vietnam War. Gellhorn was a fearless woman, whose writing  and travels were driven by the desire to …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ailbhe Smyth

25th of May, 2018 will be remembered as a historic moment for women´s reproductive rights: Ireland has voted to repeal the eighth amendment of its constitution, which bans abortion in almost all circumstances. It has been a triumph for abortion reformers, with a two-thirds majority: 66.4% yes to 33.6% no.

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Inspiring Thursday: Marielle Franco

Black feminist LGBT activist and Rio councillor, Marielle Franco, 38, was murdered in Brazil after what would be her last political action, triggering a wave of revolt and demonstration throughout the country. Franco was born and raised in the favela of Maré, one of the most dangerous favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and she experienced …

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Inspiring Thursday: Faye Schulman

Faye Schulman is one of the many female partisans who fought for the liberation of Europe during World War II. Women played a crucial role in the antifascist and anti-Nazi resistance, and we wish to remember them on the occasion of the anniversary of the conflicts’ end in Europe on May 8th. 

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