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  • “One day, the old mothers came to perform the ritual. I was told not to cry”

    Feb 06, 2017
    Our blog for Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: FGM is a violation of the human rights of ...
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  • Attack on aid is an attack on women's rights

    Jan 31, 2017
    Barbara Dockalova, our Policy Manager for Violence Against Women and Girls, blogs about the increasing attacks on overseas aid and ...
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  • Introducing the Maasai women’s movement

    Jan 26, 2017
    We recently visited our partner organisation, FIDA Kenya, to meet the women transforming their communities and improving the lives of ...
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  • And Still We Rise – why we’re marching for women’s rights this weekend

    Jan 20, 2017
    We support the strong call by the women’s march on Washington, and the solidarity shown through dozens of sister marches, ...
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  • Wins for women’s rights in 2016

    Dec 30, 2016
    Here is our roundup of some of the past year’s biggest success stories for women’s rights from around the world......
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  • My Body, My Life, My Decision, My Rights

    Dec 20, 2016
    Mike Clulow, our Policy and Programmes Officer, recently visited Bolivia where our partners are training and supporting young people, teachers, ...
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  • Being a woman in Aghanistan

    Dec 20, 2016
    Hasina Safi, Executive Director of our partner Afghan Women's Network, blogs about the lives and rights of women in Afghanistan. ...
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  • Social media: women's movements go viral

    Dec 15, 2016
    In the countries without censorship, women have an extremely powerful channel to gather, brainstorm and collectively fight for their rights: ...
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  • The refugee crisis: a women’s rights issue

    Dec 11, 2016
    Given the widespread abuse of women and girl refugees, the current refugee crisis is a sad reminder that gender-based violence ...
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  • We must protect women human rights defenders

    Dec 10, 2016
    On Human Rights Day, Netty Musanhu, director of our partner Musasa in Zimbabwe, shares insight into the threats and violence ...
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