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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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: 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: WAVE Office

Last week the WAVE network and its 160 members fighting to end violence against women and girls in 46 European countries were presented. Now it is time to introduce the WAVE Office, the point of contact between women’s organisations in Europe which seeks primarily to accelerate the flow of support and information in all matters …

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Inspiring Thursday: WAVE Network

WAVE stands for Women against Violence Europe and is a network of European women’s NGOs and other organizations working in the field of combating violence against women and children. Established in 1994, WAVE is a network organization composed of 160 women’s organizations in 46 European countries. WAVE’s central task is to raise awareness of all forms …

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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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