Inspiring Thursday: Anna Pavlovna Filosofova

Anna Pavlovna Filosofova is a prominent figure in the history of the Russian feminist movement. She was a pioneer women’s rights advocate and the underlying reason for the establishment of a variety of prerevolutionary feminist projects.  Anna Pavlovna passionately advocated for the right of women to receive education and her efforts led to the development …

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Inspiring Thursday: Sara Seerat

Sera Seerat was born in 1993 in Afghanistan and is deeply committed to women’s rights in her province, Kapisa, and in her country. She is now a journalist, owns a women’s centre and is actively involved in politics. Sara Seerat is an Afghan journalist committed to helping girls access education and the labour market, an …

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Inspiring Thursday: WAVE Youth Ambassadors

Today, we are celebrating International Youth Day! According to the United Nations, International Youth Day is “commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society”. WAVE strongly believes in the importance of intergenerational collaboration, and thus …

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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: Jacinda Ardern

“I want to be a good leader and not a good lady leader. I don’t want to be known as the woman who gave birth.” Jacinda Ardern was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1980. She attended a state school in Morrinsville and Murupara where she also grew up. After that, she studied and in …

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Inspiring Thursday: Michelle Obama

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” Michelle Obama, née Robinson was born and grew up in Chicago’s South Side. She studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University and then continued to study at Harvard Law …

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Inspiring Thursday: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex

“Women don’t need to find their voice. They need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen.” Meghan Markle was born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. During her studies at Northwestern University, she started to pursue her acting career by taking several minor roles in movies and TV …

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Inspiring Thursday: Christy Turlington

“If we can’t support a woman while she is giving life, then we don’t support women.” Christy Turlington was born in 1969 in California into a middle-class family. When she was 14 years old, she was discovered by a local photographer, and soon after that, she started modeling. During her very successful modeling career, she …

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International Women Human Rights Defender’s Day

On 29 November 2020, International Women Human Rights Defender’s Day, the Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP) project partners and WAVE Youth Ambassadors from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia got together for a second time to fortify the collaborative efforts from their first action and put an emphasis on the need for intergenerational collaboration. …

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