The Danes and feminism

While I was strolling through the beautiful city of Copenhagen, not only organizations were on my list to interview. I was also interested in how individual people who live in Denmark experience gender (in-)equality in the country. One day I decided to visit the University of Copenhagen in hope of finding someone to talk toContinue reading “The Danes and feminism”

KULU – empowering women in development

I started off my series on Scandinavian feminism by meeting up with Kvindernes U-Landsudvalg (KULU) based in Copenhagen, an organization that is known to be a central contributor to women’s rights in Copenhagen and internationally. Even though the organization was on holiday officially, the Chair woman Janice Førde and secretariat coordinator Ruth Ejdrup Olsen wereContinue reading “KULU – empowering women in development”

Copenhagen – Impressions

Before I went to Copenhagen, I expected my visit to be rather underwhelming: My google-search made me feel like the city was comparable to any big European city. When I actually arrived here, I was on the contrary, verysurprised. I must admit that Copenhagen took my heart by storm. My prior expectations did come trueContinue reading “Copenhagen – Impressions”

Assia Chergui – and her fight for the vulnerable ones

Today marked the day of meeting a very inspirational and strong woman with a passion that touched my heart. Meet Assia, president of three self-made NGOs, fighter for the rights of the vulnerable in Morocco. ME: Hello Assia, it’s a pleasure to meet you! Can you tell me something about yourself and your work? ASSIA: Yes ofContinue reading “Assia Chergui – and her fight for the vulnerable ones”

The start of a new journey

If a few years ago anyone would have told me that I would be here writing my first blog post, I would have probably rolled my eyes up to the ceiling. But apparently, miracles do happen. Hey guys! My name is Saira and I am currently studying psychology. Like so many other students, I imaginedContinue reading “The start of a new journey”