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February 11, 2020 0

Episode 3 takes us behind the insights of one of the most remarkable luminaries of her generation. Sofia Scarlat, the 16-year-old high school student and youth advocate from Bucharest. Sofia is a Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation “Girl Up” initiative, working closely with staff to advance gender equality on a global scale, and is an avid writer with work in several notable publications. Through all of her work, she has grown and learned to speak words that are now less of a personal tool and more of an echo for her generation.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer.
Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican

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October 26, 2019 0

Most women do not fight for the sake of feminism; they fight “only” for gender equality. The concept of feminism might have lost some of its power in the last years, being ridiculed by people who believed that it represents “angry and bossy women who don’t want to stay in the kitchen anymore”. 

The truth is, this was never about women having more rights or opportunities than men, it is about having the SAME rights and opportunities as men. When talking about feminism and how you can support the gender equality movement, there are some things you can do to help. First of all, it starts with accepting the fact that there is a gender gap – salary, opportunity, respect and freedom gap. 

Once we all accept this fact, we can actually do better – it doesn’t matter if you are a woman or a man, we can get involved in fighting inequalities. Find local or national organizations that help women get what they deserve and volunteer for this movement. Furthermore, you can also reach international humanitarian agencies that make it possible for women and girls living with war and violence to find help and opportunity instead of fear. 

Maybe you think that the above steps are time consuming and you might already be involved in other civil rights activities and that’s fine, but whenever you are on a street or in a situation where a woman needs help, don’t hesitate to do it, it might save her life. Even small actions can have a big impact. 

Yes, the gender equality concept doesn’t look like a fairytale and it’s not always easy to deal with it, but it’s a tough process, and together we can make it smoother – for everyone, no matter if you are a man of a woman, everybody deserves the same chances and a safe way of living.  

If you are looking for gender equality organizations to support, come at TEDxBucharest11 on November 16 to meet our speaker, Sofia Scarlat, founder & president of the GirlUp Romania organization. She has some amazing ideas that are really worth spreading! 

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October 23, 2019 0

We’re back with our weekly digital conversation. Less than one month until we meet and now we have the perfect line-up of speakers and unique performances.

The latest 3 speakers added to TEDxBucharest Metamorphosis agenda are:

Antonia Bonello
Associate Creative Director Buzzfeed UK

Find out about creating engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, leading the design, animation, illustration, photography, and interactive game content.
Check Antonia’s full profile

William Richard
AI Visionary and Doer, co-founder of LAIF Medical

Impelled by philosophy, inspired by art, empowered through science and technology, AI explorer.
Read more about William 

 

Sofia Scarlat
Activist and founder/ president of Girl UP Romania

Advocate of youth and gender equality and teen advisor for ONU.
Find out how this 16 years old found her voice

 

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