Mother of a 3 year old daughter
Due to my different cultures of origin, I have always cared to understand the issues to do with feminism and women. To this end, I studied international relations, geopolitics and intercultural project management. As I worked for different NGOs and international organisations, I always tried to bring together my commitment to the feminist cause and my investment in dealing with problems faced by migrant women. Having worked in East Africa and South Asia for a long time, I have become very sensitive towards challenges that specifically women are confronted with. My goal at the moment is to find a way to be able to teach and carry on working with humanitarian projects as a consultant at the same time.
In France there is this idea that one needs to go back to work three months after having given birth and work long hours. This way, one has very little time with the children. I have taken a lot of distance from this model since I moved to Switzerland, as I think it's hard to reconcile everything. Another extreme for me is when women who love their work are forced to give it up because they cannot afford childcare. I often see a lot of bitterness in these women and a desire to emancipate. I find both extremes no good. For me, the ideal would be to imagine parenthood and to involve men more.
- Marina Cavazza
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