Inspiring Thursday: Coretta Scott King (1927-2006)

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” Coretta Scott was born in Alabama as the third of four children. She studied music and became very politically active afterward. She became most famous as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent …

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Inspiring Thursday: Gloria Steinem

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” Gloria Steinem was born in 1934, in Toledo, Ohio. Steinem has an extraordinary upbringing as she spent her early years traveling with her parents in a house trailer until she was 11 years old. After the divorce of her parents, …

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Inspiring Thursday: Frances Watkins Harper (1825-1911)

“Now is the time for our women to begin to try to lift up their heads and plant the roots of progress under the hearthstone.” Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in 1825 in Baltimore, Maryland to free Black parents, but unfortunately became an orphan at 3 years old. She grew up with her uncle …

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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: Florence Howe (1929-2020)

Florence Howe was born in 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. Since she was a little girl, her parents and especially her mother who was a bookkeeper instilled a love of learning in Florence. Learning and education became a lifelong passion for her. Moreover, her intelligence and hard work predestined her for a wide range of …

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Inspiring Thursday: Malala Yousafzai

“I tell my story, not because it is unique, but because it is not. It is the story of many girls.” Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in Pakistan. Her father, who has an enormous influence on her, was a teacher at local school. Malala attended this school and became very passionate about her education. …

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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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#WAVEmembers: Crisis Centre for Women, Russia

  This week we meet one of the newest WAVE members from Russia: the Crisis Centre for Women, based in Saint Petersburg. The Crisis Centre for Women supports women survivors of violence since 1992. It provides psychological and legal counselling in cases of sexual and physical violence, trafficking and other crisis situations. Moreover, they conduct …

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#WAVE members: SPAVO, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) is a non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. SPAVO offers a national helpline, three shelters, counselling services for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Since 2016, SPAVO is a committed member of the WAVE Network. #WAVEmembers #feministsunite #25yearsWAVE

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