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: 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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Inspiring Thursday: Hajer Sharief

Hajer Sharief is a Libyan peace and human rights activist. She founded “Together We Build It”, to promote the building of peace in Libya and the respect of human rights. Sharief is one of UN Women’s 12 Champions on Women, Peace and Security, and Human Rights, and she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize …

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Inspiring Thursday: Argelia Laya

“Lucharemos por nuestros derechos y los de nuestra patria, porque el problema de la igualdad de la mujer es el problema de la liberación de los pueblos” “We will fight for our rights and those of our country, because the problem of the equality of women is the problem of the liberation of the peoples”. …

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