Women Speak Out: Education


Sophie is an art practitioner and writer. In the last 15 years she has received the Independent Living Fund (ILF) with which she can afford different and fairly paid carers who help her with imperative daily tasks that she is not able to do herself. Without the ILF, she wouldn’t be able to work, cultivate interests, and take any part in public life.

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Arabella is a 17 year old student with a passion for fine arts. Like other young women her age, she has experienced forms of aggressive male sexual behavior. Arabella believes that gender stereotypes and a low awareness of what sexual violence is could be challenged through compulsory Sex and Relationships Education in schools.

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