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  • France - Marie-Gabrielle Campana Doublet

    Marie-Gabrielle Campana Doublet
    Organization: CLEF
    Country: France
    My favorite feminist is: Simone de Beauvoir
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: It is unbearable to see that crimes committed in the so-called name of honor , female sexual mutilation, forced marriages are persistent.
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG: I was a lawyer at the Paris Bar, specializing in Family Law for many years and have defended the interests of abused women in divorce cases.
    Key issues when (...) Read more

  • Spain - Maria José Carretero Gonzalez

    Maria José Carretero Gonzalez
    Organisation: Spanish Women´s Lobby
    Country: Spain
    My favorite feminist is: Clara Campoamor
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: The suffering that patriarchy has provoked throughout history to women and especially the gender violence.
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG: I´m a family lawyer and provide legal support to female victims of gender-based violence, including accompaniment for female victims to their trials as they report the situations (...) Read more

  • The United Kindgdom - Gwendolyn Sterk

    Gwendolyn Sterk
    Organisation: UK JCW (Welsh Women’s Aid)
    Country: UK
    My favorite feminist is: Geeky ones – Judith Butler, Marilyn Waring, Finn Mackay
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: That it still exists
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG: Domestic and sexual violence - policy, services development and commissioning
    Key issues when it comes to VAWG in your country/organization that the other EWL Observatory experts need to know. • Impact of austerity on services - (...) Read more

  • Slovenia - Špela Veselič

    Špela Veselič
    Organisation: Association SOS Help-line for Women and Children – Victims of Violence
    Country: Slovenia
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: The belief that it is possible to understand women from men’s standards.
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG:
    International law, especially CEDAW, VAW in partnerships
    Key issues when it comes to VAWG in your country/organization that the other EWL Observatory experts need to know.
    Domestic violence – gender neutral, (...) Read more

  • Portugal - Isabel Ventura

    Isabel Ventura
    Organisation: APEM/MSF Portuguese Women’s Studies Association/Women without borders
    Country: Portugal
    My favorite feminist is: Clara Sottomayor
    What makes me angry about patriarchy:
    Its ability to reconfigure itself over and over.
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG:
    Sexual violence (sex crimes and justice)
    Key issues when it comes to VAWG in your country/organization that the other EWL Observatory experts need to know.
    Femicide rates, sexual violence, domestic (...) Read more

  • Netherlands - Essa Reijmers

    Essa Reijmers
    Organisation: Participating on behalf of the Dutch Women’s Council (my own organisation: Blijf Groep)
    Country: Netherlands
    My favorite feminist is: Audre Lorde
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: The injustice and the waste of talents and skills.
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG: Violence in partner relationships; children that have witnessed violence between parents; the developments in approach of VAW in shelters, e.g. systemic interventions. A new area of (...) Read more

  • Latvia - Edite Kalnina

    Edite Kalnina
    Organisation: EWL national coordination
    Country: Latvia
    My favorite feminist is: My grandmother
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: that patriarchy again becomes strong in our part of Europe
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG:
    Violence against women at work. Sexual harassment at work, sexual and reproductive health rights
    Key issues when it comes to VAWG in your country/organization that the other EWL Observatory experts need to know.
    There is a risk of (...) Read more

  • Turkey - Selma Acuner

    Selma Acuner
    Organisation: EWL Coordination for Turkey/Women’s Coalition -Turkey
    Country: Turkey
    My favorite feminist is: The list will not fit in here 
    What makes me angry about patriarchy: When they say: But men are also subjected to violence!
    My areas of expertise when it comes to VAWG: Namely policy formulation, theory and implementation at the state level as the General Director of the NMW; and as an academic and also as an activist (advocacy, protesting, campaigning). Specifically (...) Read more

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