Inspiring Thursday: Kamala Harris

“If we do not lift up women and families, everyone will fall short.” It was in 1958 when Shyamala Gopalan entered the USA from India to study at the University of California, Berkley. She was a civil rights activist and later became a breast cancer researcher. During the civil rights movement protests, she met a …

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Inspiring Thursday: Marta Lempart

“This is not another political fight, it’s war in the defense of modern civilization and its major values.” Marta Lempart is a Polish political activist, journalist, lawyer, and the initiator and one of the leaders of the Ogólnopolskiego Strajku Kobiet (National Women’s Strike). Marta Lempart was born in Poland, graduated from Law, and soon after …

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Inspiring Thursday: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993-2020)

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born on March 15, 1933, in New York as the younger of the two children of Nathan Bader, a merchant, and Celia Bader. Her mother heavily influenced Ruth’s early life and she excelled …

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Inspiring Thursday: Rebecca Gomperts

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is the Founder and Director of Women on Waves and Women on Web, two non-profit organisations providing help and information on safe abortion and contraception. After completing a Masters in Public Policy at Princeton University and a PhD at Karolinska Institutet, Rebecca became an abortion doctor and environmental activist sailing with the …

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I Object to Your Objections

Conscientious objection is the objection to comply with a particular requirement on moral or religious grounds. It is a right that is recognized by UN instruments and the European Convention on Human Rights. Whether the decision is driven by cultural and religious beliefs, a lack of information, or by ulterior motives is of little importance …

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Reproductive rights in Croatia: Are there any left?

The status of women in Croatia has been severely downgraded in the recent years. While rapists and abusers keep walking out of courtrooms unpunished, women are slowly being stripped of their rights, one by one. After Ivana Ninčević-Lesandrić, a representative in the Parliament, shared her testimony (1.) of enduring a curettage procedure without anesthesia while …

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