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I am Generation Equality: Mete Belovacıklı, advocate for gender equality in media

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Mete Belovacıklı, 59, is Editor in Chief of Turkey's one of the oldest and prominent newspapers Milliyet. As a strong defender of gender equality, he has led Milliyet in becoming a partner of UN Women’s Global Media Compact. Milliyet is the only media organisation that became a commitment maker at the Generation Equality Forum with five-year commitments on economic justice and rights.

I am Generation Equality: Tina Chertova, a mural artist and activist from Georgia

Monday, June 28, 2021

My main goal is to help people understand and accept human rights and gender equality through art. Equal rights will help people nurture their skills and talents to build a better life without fear of being left behind in many ways – to make independent career choices, be promoted for talents, ask for help, be weak, or be strong, without criticism from the community.

I am Generation Equality: Tatiana Chebac, a young lawyer and active promoter of women’s and LGBTQ people’s rights in Moldova

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tatiana Chebac, 28, is a human rights advocate. She works as a lawyer for the Law Center of Lawyers NGO and is the president of another NGO, GENDERDOC-M, which promotes the rights of the LGBTQ community in Moldova.

I am Generation Equality: Manizha, feminist singer and activist fighting domestic violence

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Manizha Sangin, a 29-year-old popular feminist singer, was born in Tajikistan and is now based in Russia. She is also a social activist fighting against gender-based violence and advancing the rights of refugees and migrants.

I am Generation Equality: Aizhan Alymbay kyzy, young chess champion

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Aizhan Alymbai kyzy is a 26-year-old chess champion from Kyrgyzstan. She has been a member of the national team since she was 15 years old, and took the third place in Asian Rapid Chess Championship.

I am Generation Equality: Dilnaz Kamalova, advocate for girl’s empowerment in ICT

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dilnaz Kamalova, 17, is a winner of international competitions, and a children rights and girl’s empowerment advocate from Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2019, together with her team of girls at school, she was one of the TOP-20 finalists at the Google Science Fair at their Headquarters in California. Recently, she got an offer to study at Harvard University.

I am Generation Equality: Lolja Nordic, ecofeminist, climate activist

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lolja Nordic is a young intersectional ecofeminist activist, independent artist and DJ from Russia. She is also a columnist and blogger. She is the co-organiser of the International DIY Charity Festival “NE VINOVATA” (“Not Her Fault”) in support of domestic violence survivors and co-founder of GRRR party – a series of safe space LGBTQ+ feminist night events in Moscow.

I am Generation Equality: Selin Gören, climate activist

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Selin Gören, is a 19-year old climate activist and eco entrepreneur. As a student, she studies climate change communication, and has been working with movements including Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion and Youth for Climate since 2019.

I am Generation Equality: Maja Hadziselimovich, champion for women and girls in STEM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Maja Hadziselimovic is a twenty-nine-year-old robotics software developer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She develops human-robot applications for the automotive industry at MRK Systeme GmbH and the first industrial exoskeleton at German Bionic Systems in Augsburg, Germany. She actively shares her robotics & automation experience and motivates young people, especially women and girls, to take up robotics and STEM professions.

I am Generation Equality: Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, leader of Kyrgyzstan’s first Space Programme

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Kyzzhibek Batyrkanova, 26, is the director of the Kyrgyz Space Program. She is also a TechWomen 2019 alumna, hosted by Mozilla HQ in San Francisco Bay Area, and founder of the TechCamp project, implemented in partnership with the UN Women Country Office in Kyrgyzstan.

I am Generation Equality: Hana Curak, feminist blogger and activist

Monday, February 1, 2021

Starting out with a feminist meme page six years ago, Hana Curak is a 26-year-old feminist from Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently, she is a sociology researcher in Berlin, at the Freie University, and works as a consultant developing her own political education & media start-up, Witch Media.

I am Generation Equality: Janine Shepherd, aerobatic pilot, author, resilience expert

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Janine Shephard, once one of Australia's most promising cross-country skiers, talks about her journey from being paralyzed after a grave incident to becoming an acrobatic pilot.

I am Generation Equality: Katya Slepneva, teacher, activist for elimination of violence against women

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Katya Slepneva is a 23-year-old English teacher, a feminist activist and the International Secretary at ABF BY educational organization in Belarus.

I am Generation Equality: Azimabonu Jumabekova, young HIV activist

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Azimabonu Jumabekova is a 19-year-old peer educator and HIV activist from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Azimabonu was the first teenager in Uzbekistan and the Central Asia region to openly disclose her HIV status.

I am Generation Equality: Mariam Topchishvili, girls’ rights activist and young feminist leader

Monday, November 2, 2020

Mariam Topchishvili is a 22-year-old feminist activist from Georgia. Mariam is leading the Young Feminists NGO in Gori, Georgia. She is an advisory board member at the Women Fund in Georgia and Young Feminists Fund (FRIDA) for Central Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central and North Asia.

I’m Generation Equality: Selin Özünaldım, HeForShe advocate, youth activist for gender equality

Friday, October 9, 2020

Selin Özünaldım, 17, is a young HeForShe Advocate in Turkey. She talks about her activism and how everyone can take a step for gender equality.

I am Generation Equality: Betul Kacar, astrobiologist in search of life in the Universe

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dr. Betül Kaçar is an astrobiologist and molecular biologist with research interests in the origins of life, ancient biological innovations, and finding life on other planets. She has been recently admitted to NASA’s team exploring traces of life in the Universe.

I am Generation Equality: Zere, feminist singer

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Twenty-year-old singer, Zere Asylbek, is from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and in 2018 she released her first Kyrgyz-language song `Kyz` (‘Girl’). The song created a huge backlash in the country, as it called on Kyrgyz society to respect women and their choices. She also performed during the Civil Society Forum, which took place ahead of the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region in Geneva.

I am Generation Equality: Sophie Beria, sexual and reproductive health and rights activist

Friday, December 6, 2019

Sophie Berie is a 26-year-old young woman from Tbilisi, Georgia. She is working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and comprehensive sexuality education. Sophie Beria is the chairperson of YouAct, the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights.

I am Generation Equality: Fatmira Dajlani, child marriage survivor and activist

Monday, November 18, 2019

Billions of people across the world stand on the right side of history every day. They speak up, take a stand, mobilize, and take big and small actions to advance women’s rights. This is Generation Equality. Fatmira Dajlani has been working as an activist for 14 years in Albania and is leading “Roma Gateway for Integration” organization in Fushe Kruje.

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