Inspiring Thursday: Alice Lilley, Welsh Women’s Aid

Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women. Welsh Women’s Aid is a federation of specialist organisations in Wales (working as part of a UK network of services) that provides lifesaving services to survivors of violence and abuse – women, men, children, …

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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: Silvia Federici

“Silvia Federici’s work embodies an energy that urges us to rejuvenate struggles against all types of exploitation and, precisely for that reason, her work produces a common: a common sense of the dissidence that creates a community in struggle.” — Maria Mies Silvia Federici (*1942 in Parma, Italy) is an Italian feminist theorist, activist, teacher …

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Inspiring Thursday: Elif Shafak

“Many women are demanding equality, demanding justice. They want to build their own lives, build a better future for their children. But this shift in power comes with a dangerous backlash.” Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist. She writes in both Turkish and English and has published 18 books. Shafak is an activist for …

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Inspiring Thursday: Nawal al-Saadawi

“Danger has been a part of my life ever since I picked up a pen and wrote. Nothing is more perilous than truth in a world that lies.” Nawal al-Saadawi was an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. She is sometimes described as the “Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab world” and is considered …

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Inspiring Thursday: Michela Murgia

Il rispetto per le persone comincia dalle parole che usi per definirle. Per questo non staremo zitte. Mai più.  Respect for people starts from the words used to defined them. For this reason, we will not shut up. Never again. Michela Murgia is an Italian writer and activist, born in Sardinia in 1972. Most of …

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