Single mother Ruth has gained confidence to promote peace, volunteer in her community, and think about becoming a Councillor through the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe.
“What was most important to me was how the social worker encouraged me and told me I wasn’t alone. She also told me I had rights. I didn’t know; I needed that.”
Domestic violence affects women in every part of the world. But a new international survey suggests that attitudes to domestic violence are changing for the better.
Police worker Saira has attended a course on domestic violence law run by Womankind’s partner the Afghan Women’s Network.
One couple supported by our partner FEDO describe their battle to get justice after their daughter was raped and murdered during the civil war in Nepal.
Programme Manager Cintia Lavandera reports back on the “inspiring, energising and invigorating” atmosphere at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
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.
In a guest post Patricia Isabella Essel from our partner WiLDAF Ghana explains the impact of violence against women on Ghana’s social and economic growth.
For Mother’s Day this year we’re honouring the mothers in Ethiopia who are breaking the cycle of Female Genital Mutilation with the help of our partners.
“I was married at the age of 14. I didn’t want to agree to the marriage, it was arranged. I wanted to study and become a teacher.”
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