The latest news from Womankind Worldwide and our partners around the world, plus our comments on international women’s rights stories in the UK news.

Severe floods in Sierra Leone putting women and girls at risk

Emergency update: Severe flooding in Sierra Leone is putting women and girls at risk. Our partner is providing emergency relief and raising awareness of women's rights.

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Womankind attends 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

UNGA 70 marks the adoption of the SDGs and the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. Nazenin Kucukcan explains why this is an exciting moment for women’s rights.

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Thank you OptiBac!

To celebrate the first year of our partnership we wanted to say a huge thank you to all the staff and customers at OptiBac for their interest and support - they've raised over £15,000!

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Caroline Haworth to be new Chief Executive of Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Caroline Haworth as our new Chief Executive. Caroline will take up her role with Womankind in October 2015

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Justice for Farkhunda

Farkhunda was brutally killed in Kabul. Our partners immediately campaigned for justice and gave us information on the case and what it means for women in Afghanistan.

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You’re Helping to End FGM in Kenya and Tanzania

In one county in Kenya works 3/4 of women and girls have experienced FGM. In refugee camps in Tanzania women and girls are particularly vulnerable to FGM. But things are changing.

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Sustainable Development Goals agreed, but mean little without the money

Three years in the making, governments have agreed the Post-2015 agenda at the UN, with a gender goal at its core. But it will mean little if resources to implement it do not follow.

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What are the macro-level predicators of violence against women?

We discuss a new study by Dr Lori Heise and Andreas Kotsadam which examines cross-national and multilevel correlates of partner violence

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