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“I physically struggled to stop them being cut”

Brave mothers are risking everything to stand up against harmful beliefs and each one needs back up. Meron, pictured here with her two young daughters, dared to take a stand against female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage in her …

Challenging violence in Tanzania

You’ve probably seen many news reports from refugee camps around the world. What you might not have seen is what it’s like for women and girls. To say it’s not easy for women in these camps would be an understatement. …

Why have 1 in 10 girls in Zambia experienced sexual violence or harassment from their teacher?

Sexual harassment and sexual violence is far too common for school girls in Zambia – our local partner is changing that by setting up girls’ leadership clubs in schools.   Sexual violence has serious consequences for girls. It exposes them …

Double your donation and help women like Isatu

Isatu is 41, and lives on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital. She hasn’t always lived there, but she couldn’t go back to her village after what happened to her. Isatu’s life was ripped apart when rebels attacked her …

Ethiopia: Liya’s Story

A self-help group saved Liya when she was attacked by a stranger and now she plans to stand up for other women.

Having that ‘awkward conversation’ with your children

On his first Father’s Day as a dad, Womankind staff member Tom thinks about the day he’ll have to have ‘that’ awkward conversation with his son.

This isn’t running, this is fundraising!

Watch our amazing volunteer Rosie’s final video about her marathon experience, and see if you’re inspired to join us in 2013…

Sell your stuff for Womankind!

Drowning in clutter? Looking for an easy fundraising idea? Learn how you can raise money to support our work by selling your unwanted bits and bobs on eBay.

RenaissanceRe employees help Womankind raise over £23,000

Can you follow in the footsteps of the RenaisanceRe employees who helped Womankind raise over £23,000 at the 2012 London Marathon?

Fundraising success from West Dorset

Get some great tips and advice from the West Dorset Womankind Supporters group which has been fundraising for the last two years.