Youth across Europe on the importance of the Istanbul Convention II

The backlash of right wing governments resulted in several European countries planning to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a legal treaty that aims to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence, and thus aims to encourage peaceful living free from violence. On the International Peace Day, the current WAVE Youth Ambassadors along with …

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Youth across Europe on the importance of the Istanbul Convention I

The backlash of right wing governments resulted in several European countries planning to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a legal treaty that aims to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence, and thus aims to encourage peaceful living free from violence. On the International Peace Day, the current WAVE Youth Ambassadors along with …

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Perspectives for the future I #25yearsWAVE

As the second generation of WAVE Youth Ambassadors is currently brainstorming, planning and developing actions targeting youth and young people across Europe to raise awareness on violence against women and girls, it is clear that their approaches aim to be intersectional, intergenerational and holistic. “We want to expand and not remain in our own bubble but reach the …

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The power of youth activism #25yearsWAVE

On 28 August 2020, Zvezdana Radulović, 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Montenegro and Beverly Mtui, WAVE Youth Ambassador Coordinator, conducted the webinar THE POWER OF YOUTH ACTIVISM – how youth are making a change in their community to stop violence against women and girls. The aim of the webinar was to reiterate the importance …

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Inspiring Thursday: Riham Yacoub

“We are expecting that we might get killed as well, but this won’t stop us from asking for our rights and it won’t stop us from living.” Riham Yacoub was born in 1991 in Iraq into a middle-class family. She was a doctor, nutritionist and ran a woman´s gym in the Iraqi city of Basra. …

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Inspiring Thursday: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

“I’m tired of being silent. I’m tired of being afraid.” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was born in Mikashevichy, then Soviet Union, now Belarus. She grew up in Belarus but spent many summers in Roscrea, Ireland as part of a Chernobyl children´s programme which provided recuperation of health after they were affected by the radioactive fallout during the …

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Intergenerational collaboration within the WAVE Network #25yearsWAVE

The WAVE Youth Ambassadors programme does not only promote collaboration amongst young activists and youth from both EU as well as non EU countries, it also aims to encourage intergenerational collaboration to further strengthen feminist movements in the fight against violence against women and girls. Within the framework of the WAVE Youth Ambassadors initiative, younger …

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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Viiktoria Shvaher

Viiktoria Shvaher is the 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Ukraine and decided to interview felloew activist Polina Lynova for THE POWER OF YOUTH series. Polina is a senior at LCC International University studying International Relations and Development. She is an alumna of the FLEX program, which is a scholarship student exchange program administered by …

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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Hannah Svoboda

THE POWER OF YOUTH series started on 12 August 2020, the International Youth Day, and continues to shed light on youth engagement and youth activism inside and outside the WAVE Network and the WAVE Step Up! Campaign. Hannah Svoboda, 21 years old, is the second generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Austria and conducted an interview …

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