Mama Bock


Europe, Why Women Count

austria1A former social worker, Ute Bock enjoys almost cult status in Austria. She isn’t rich, she’s no supermodel, and she doesn’t have her own TV show. But through the ‘Verein Ute Bock’ charity she founded in 2002, she’s become a mother figure to human rights activists and asylum seekers alike, tirelessly working to ensure that refugees who come to Austria have access to food and shelter, are treated with dignity – and above all don’t lose hope. “She inspires me – such idealism at her age!” says fellow refugee care worker Ibrahim Ari, “I want to be just like her. She’s so dedicated and she puts her whole heart into her work.”

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Mama Bock
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