Influential relationships between language, gender and society

My name is Alba Biosca and I am the WAVE Youth Ambassador in Spain. Although I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, I previously completed a year of Philology, where I spent much of my time learning about Sociolinguistics, and especially the differences between women and men while speaking. I was also …

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Uganda fieldwork: How war affects women

Given my interest in how war affects women, I had been in awe of WAN’s (Women Advocacy Network) work with women after the war between the Ugandan Government and the armed group called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The subject of reintegration of women who were abducted and taken ‘into the bush’ during the war …

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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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WAVE Call for Female Artists – Cartoonist

New deadline: 15th November Announcement of the winners: 26th November Are you a graphic artist or a cartoonist who is passionate about creating socially engaging cartoons, while trying to initiate a positive change in the society? We would like to invite you to put your skills to use for women’s rights! The WAVE Network(1) is …

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WAVE Call for Youth Ambassadors

Are you the one who cares? Are you passionate about creating positive change and actively shape policies on a higher level? We want you to become our youth ambassador! The WAVE Network* is looking for young and committed visionaries to join a peer group of youth ambassadors for our Step Up! Campaign. The Step Up! …

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