Maya Angelou was an American author, screenwriter, actress, dancer and civil rights activist best known for her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller book written by an African-American woman. Her obstinate stance against injustice, racism, and rape resonated with people all around the world.… Read More Portrait of Women: Maya Angelou
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Burmanese political leader and peaceful activist. She has been leading an eventful and difficult life but has always shown an inspiring optimism.
Jeanne Moreau was born on January 23rd, 1928, from a French father and an English mother. She was an actress and singer who was not afraid of challenging the codes of her time.
Diese Umfrage wird von Freiwilligen im Europäischen Freiwilligendienst der Bildungsnetzwerk Magdeburg gGmbH im Rahmen des Medienprojekts “W-Power: Women’s voices in Europe”/ “W-Power: Frauenstimmen in Europa” offline und online durchgeführt. Alle Ihre Antworten bleiben anonym und werden nur für – auf den Forschungsergebnissen der Umfrage-Auswertung resultierenden – Artikel verwendet, die unter wpowereurope.wordpress.com veröffentlicht und während öffentlicher… Read More Umfrage zum Thema Sexismus und Geschlechterungleichheit unter Magdeburgern und Magdeburgerinnen
Amelia Earhart was the first woman in the world to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many records and wrote best-selling books about her aviator experiences. Earhart played an important role in the formation of the organization for female pilots. Also, she was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and a… Read More Portrait of Women: Amelia Earhart
Freida Pinto is an Indian actress who mainly starred in British and American movies. She is best known for her role in the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, in 2008. However, today we want to focus on her vision of feminism rather than on career.
Forced marriages are still a reality in 2018, in all parts of the world and of societies. However, it is not to be mistaken with arranged marriages. Both practices are common, especially in South Asian countries, due to traditions. Yet, Western countries have trouble understanding the difference between them, often thinking that the term “arranged… Read More Forced marriages and arranged marriages
Emma Watson is a worldwide famous British actress and model, but she is much more than a pretty face. Here are 10 facts that you may not know about her!
We have already seen how society tells boys and girls which toys they should play with. Today, we want to tackle a similar issue: fashion. We won’t teach you anything when we say that pink is commonly associated with girls, and blue, with boys. But where does this belief come from? Has it always been… Read More Is fashion shaping gender?
Grace Hopper, American mathematician and rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, was a pioneer in developing computer technologies. Nicknamed the First Lady of Software, she invented compiled programming languages while working on the very earliest electronic computers. Grace Brewster Murray was born in New York City on December 9, 1906. From a young age, Grace… Read More Portrait of Women: Grace Hopper