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No more shoestrings! Women’s rights leaders discuss strategies to secure financing for women’s rights and gender equality

No more shoestrings! Programme Manager Catherine shares some thoughts on what she has seen at CSW 59 in New York so far.

Where would we be without women’s rights organisations?

As the UK Government announces new funding for civil society organisations – we reflect on the vital work of women’s rights organisations around the world

CSW 59 Political Declaration: A step backwards

At CSW this week women’s rights organisations are disappointed by the Political Declaration adopted by governments

Delhi Bus Rape: Enough is Enough

Patriarchal attitudes, beliefs and social norms must be extinguished if we are ever to truly end violence against women and girls

No more shoestrings! Womankind parallel event at CSW 59

Speakers from women’s rights organisations will talk about the challenges in funding their work during Womankind’s CSW 59 parallel event.

‘By changing social norms and with greater gender equality we can end violence’

Baroness Northover speaks to Womankind Worldwide about her department’s work to end violence, including FGM and early and forced marriage.

Find out a little bit more about Zambia

Women in Zambia face many challenges; they are left behind in education, political representation and the economy. But this isn’t the whole story…

Musasa: A safe place for women

Our partner Musasa in Zimbabwe gives women who have experienced violence a safe place to stay. They then give them the tools to rebuild their lives.

Rebuilding women’s lives in Zimbabwe

Polite from Zimbabwe was forced into a polygamous marriage at 14, but with the help of our partner Musasa is now living free from violence and supporting her children

2015: Women’s rights at the crossroads

Women’s rights organisations have played a key role in achieving women’s rights and gender equality over the past 20 years with many victories to celebrate. But there’s still a long way to go before the rights of all women globally …