Monthly Archives: May 2011


Video: Zimbabwe Women Lawyer’s Association

Short video of Emilia Muchawa talking about her work with the Zimbabwe Women Lawyer’s Association (ZWLA) fighting violence against women.

Written on women’s bodies: conflict and women’s health

Violence against women is written on women’s bodies, particularly in conflict zones, but the link between violence and women’s health is rarely explored.

Women human rights defenders in Nepal beaten and detained

We have heard from our partners that peaceful protesters from women’s organisations in Nepal have been attacked and detained by police.

Video: Fepromu talk about their work in Peru

Watch Rosa Ascensio from the Ica Women’s Federation (Fepromu) talk about their work to protect women in Ica, Peru.

Womankind partner opens new legal aid centre for women in Afghanistan

Our partner HAWCA have opened a third Legal Centre for victims of domestic violence in Jalalabad, co-financed by Womankind.

Michelle Bachelet: There is no limit to what women can do

Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, was in London this week and Womankind had the opportunity to hear her speak about her hopes for the future of UN Women

Charlotte and Jackie’s Great Big Run

Jackie and Charlotte are taking on a 10km run later this year – hear how they’re doing and why they decided to fundraise for Womankind.

The long walk home: How HIV infected women in Ghana seeking support will go to any lengths to avoid exposure

Our Programme Manager Catherine is currently in Ghana, and sent us her thoughts after talking to the women she met who are living secretly with HIV.

Executive Director of UN Women in the UK

Michelle Bachelet is in London this week on her first visit to the UK in her role as Executive Director of UN Women.

Hidden Faces: The Lives of Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Earlier this year the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group organised a photography exhibition called 'Hidden Faces' to try and bring to light the situation of women in Afghanistan.