The power of activism – Irene Zeilinger

As part of our campaign for this year’s 16 days of activism, we have been interviewing a number of women’s rights activists in order to showcase their work and their values in both written and recorded form. Today, we dive into the world of Irene Zeilinger, Austrian-born founder and current International Affairs Officer of Garance …

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The power of activism – Birgit Wolf

As part of our campaign for this year’s 16 days of activism, we have been interviewing a number of women’s rights activists in order to showcase their work and their values in both written and recorded form. Today, we dive into the world of Birgit Wolf, counsellor at the Frauenhelpline gegen Gewalt (Women’s helpline against …

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Inspiring Thursday: Daria Serenko

Prominent Russian Feminist activist is currently under fire from the extremist groups attacking her online because of Daria’s social media publication supporting migrants. The xenophobic alliance is sending Daria numerous death threats, and the community has also leaked Serenko’s personal information, including her address and phone number. Daria mentions that this is not the first …

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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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