I am a freelance writer and journalist from Croatia. My point of interest is feminism, politics, SRHR and positively driven activism. I'm one of 200 Young Leaders involved in Women Deliver's Young Leaders Program. My work is a fusion of on-line media, old-fashioned activism and social networks. When I'm not writing, organising events (small, voluntarily driven street art meets) or doing some form of activism, I'm living a full life with my family, dogs, fishes and friends.
Latest posts by Marinella Matejcic
Social media users in Croatia, Egypt, and worldwide react to the alleged beheading of a Croatian expat in Egypt by ISIS.
While the European immigration crisis is not showing any signs of dying down, the EU has been taking some much needed measures related to saving the lives of the people who are trying to enter Europe trough the Mediterranean. Aside from the Mediterranean Sea, migrants have also been fleeing their home...
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada started kicked off on June 6, a number of organizations joined forces in launching the #GirlsCan advocacy campaign. Women Deliver, UNICEF, Right to Play, GAIN and One Goal are using the FIFA as a backdrop to raise awareness of how sports can positively influence...
Veterans from the Croatian War of Independence remain a significant lobby in the Balkan country, and one with some sticking power.
On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.
For International Women's Day on March 8, residents of Croatia's Rijeka woke up to discover activists had changed the names of many streets to honor forgotten female figures.
Croatia's government has received praise for its decision to wipe the debt of its poorest citizens. But will this "Fresh Start" really help Croatians?
The Croatian town of Sisak hasn't forgotten the horrors of a children's concentration camp established by German Nazis and the radical right Croatian Ustashi movement during WWII.
Croatia is deeply divided politically. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović managed a narrow win over incumbent President Ivo Jospović in the runoff in January 2015 with 50.74% of the votes.
This year watch for two transatlantic trade arrangements being negotiated by the EU with Canada and the US respectively. European civic groups fear they will trample over the public interest.
As Croatia looks to develop in the EU and Serbia looks to ascend to the European family, women's reproductive rights are being reorganized and restricted.