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: Patricia Espinosa

For the past two weeks, the news has been filled with COP26 – the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, hosted by the United Kingdom in Glasgow, Scotland from the 31st of October until the 12th of November. At the top table of these talks are a lot of men, and only …

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Inspiring Thursday: Afghan Girls Robotics Team

Teenage girls from Afghanistan who won a variety of international competitions with their innovative robotics advancements are now considered “An example of hope, happiness, and a sense of pride for the Afghan community” by many. The team consists of 20 individuals aged 12-18 who have been working together on projects later exhibited in North America …

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Inspiring Thursday: Helena Dalli

Today marks the day of the Gender Equality Index 2021 conference, an online event during which the European Institute for Gender Equality will reveal how the European Union has scored on gender equality this year. Not only will the findings be presented, but there will also be a discussion between decision-makers and experts on how …

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Inspiring Thursday: Natalia Gavrilița

On October 14, the parliament of the Republic of Moldova has ratified the Istanbul Convention, which is especially significant as the parliament is currently led by the female prime minister Natalia Gavrilița. Although the motion had been met with opposition from the Socialist and Communist parties, the majority of the elected officials still voted in …

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Inspiring Thursday: Maria Ressa

It has been all over the news this week: on October 8th, Maria Ressa was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize together with fellow journalist Dmitri A Muratov. Who is she, apart from being one of few women in history to receive the prestigious prize, and what are her main goals and achievements? With years …

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Inspiring Thursday: Francisca Van Dunem

Portuguese Minister of Justice, she made history by becoming the very first appointed cabinet minister of African descent. She worked as a public prosecutor in Lisbon, served in the Attorney General’s Office, and was a director of the Department of Investigation and Penal Action of Lisbon from 2001 until 2007. Van Dunem also was the …

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Inspiring Thursday: Reem Alsalem

Appointed Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences by the UN Human Rights Council, Reem Alsalem started this three year position on 1 August 2021. She is thereby tasked with ensuring that violence against women is integrated into the United Nations human rights framework and its mechanisms.  After obtaining a Masters in …

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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: Yu Chui Yee

Hong Kong-born Yu Chui Yee was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 11, resulting in the amputation of her left leg two years later. This turned her life upside down, in a way she had never expected – so far, Yee has won a total of 11 medals at 4 Paralympic Games. As part of …

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