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.
We urgently need to raise £24,600 to help the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe prevent violence in the run up to the general election.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
Human rights abuses happen all over the world – and those responsible go to great lengths to conceal what is happening. Film is one way human rights abuses can be exposed.
Eleven years ago, during Sierra Leone’s civil war, Adama’s family were killed in front of her. She was captured and repeatedly raped. Now our partner Graceland is helping her to rebuild her life.
Events following the tragic death of “Damini” speak about the links between gender inequality, violence against women and a country’s instability.
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