Topic 2 Case studies

Alaa Murabit (physician, Canada)

  • She founded the “Voice of Libyan Women” at the age of 21 which enhances the greater inclusion of women in peace processes
  • Her TED Talk “What My Religion Really Says About Women” has been viewed more than four million times. She is a regular speaker on women’s rights and inclusive security around the world
  • She has received many awards from organisations such as Forbes, The New York Times and Harvard Law
  • Board Member at The Malala Fund, International Alert, το Malaria No More

Ruth Bader-Ginsburg (US Supreme Court)

  • Associate Judge of the US Supreme Court, the second woman appointed to this position
  • Strong advocate of women’s rights and equality of all social groups. Example: She won a case challenging the Social Security Act for favoring the rights of widows over widowers
  • Director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (1970s)

Katerina Sakellaropoulou (Greek judge/President of the Hellenic Republic)

  • 1st woman President of the Hellenic Republic (2020)
  • 1st President of the State Council in October 2018
  • Advocate of equal opportunities and elimination of discrimination faced by vulnerable social groups
  • “Persecution, discrimination, social marginalisation against our LGBTQI+ fellow human beings in many parts of the world is a harsh, persistent reality that at its core affects human dignity and shrinks the concept of human rights”