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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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: Mia Bradić

Mia Bradić is the 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Croatia and decided to have a conversation with activist Nataša Vajagić for the series THE POWER OF YOUTH. The message behind the powerful interview is evident: Even the smallest action has its echo! Nataša Vajagić is a member of the Center for citizen’s initiatives in …

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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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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Adriana S. Thiago

For THE POWER OF YOUTH series, the 2nd generation WAVE Youth Ambassador from Portugal, Adriana S. Thiago gives space to fellow activist Alyssa Ahrabare. Alyssa is a 25-year-old French feminist from Moroccan and Algerian origins. She has a Masters in International Law with a specialization in human rights and fundamental liberties, and she is an …

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THE POWER OF YOUTH: Antonella Crichigno & Ginevra Candidi

For the series THE POWER OF YOUTH, Italian WAVE Youth Ambassadors Antonella Crichigno (first generation) and Ginevra Candidi (second generation) decided to meet up and discuss what it means to be a feminist and why we need youth activism. Q: When did you become a feminist and what does it mean to you? A: When …

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Inspiring Thursday : Zuzana Čaputová

“I want to be the voice of those who are not heard…I’m not here to rule, I’m here to serve.” Zuzana Čaputová was born in 1973 in Bratislava, then Czechoslovakia. She grew up in a middle-class family near Bratislava. She graduated at the Faculty of Law and soon after that started her career in Open …

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