We asked our online supporters for their favourite equality anthems, and the songs that inspire them to fight for women’s rights. Here they are!
A message and a statement from our partners in Afghanistan about the importance of protecting the country’s End Violence Against Women law.
As Zimbabwe votes on a draft constitution, our partner calls on the government to keep their promise to protect women and girls from political violence.
Seema Malhotra MP: “On V-Day I spoke in Parliament about how the best way to end violence is to empower women, both through changing social structures but also challenging social norms.”
While 2012 had its fair share of dispiriting news, we wanted to start the New Year by remembering some of the positive changes for women’s rights that we saw last year.
Women’s political representation in Ghana is shrinking. The number of women in parliament has fallen from 11% to 8% since 2005. Will it fall again after the elections on 7 December?
“Because of these women my life is saved. We advise other girls at school, we try to encourage the girls to protect themselves and to protect each other.”
“My name is Aberash. I am 13. I have not had the opportunity to go to school. My family never sent me. I was three when I was circumcised. There was so much bleeding. I did not recover for a long time.”
Here’s an update from the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe about how they had to resort to a sit-in to make sure women’s voices are part of Zimbabwe’s new constitution.
On Friday 9 November we held our second Three Butterflies Lunch at the Savoy Hotel in London, raising funds to support our partners’ life-changing work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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