Stories

Read the stories of women and girls who have faced and overcome discrimination and violence with the help of our partners.

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    We have to speak. We have to be strong and support each other. Never give up

    In Ethiopia violence against women and girls is common and widely accepted. We met Amara at the safe house run ...
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    He wants to keep me in the house all the time. But I refuse to accept his idea

    Biritu lives in Ethiopia. She is 45 and has seven children. She has been attending meetings with Womankind’s partner Siiqqee, ...
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  • Woman in Afghanistan

    I have been advising other girls I meet to defend their rights like I have done

    Farida is just one of the girls that our partner Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA) ...
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    I hope I will get a job tailoring, and be able to leave my husband and support my child

    Jillo, aged 24, has been helped by one of Womankind’s partners in Sierra Leone, Women’s Partnership for Justice and Peace ...
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  • Joana a councillor in Zimbabwe

    I am determined to remain a councillor

    Joana Mawira was elected as a local councillor in Zimbabwe and worked with our partner the Women in Politics Support ...
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  • Pigeons in Nepal flying for peace

    I want to continue as a women’s rights activist and do more for Dalit women

    Kamala is a widow with two children and a Peace Ambassador the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO), one of Womankind’s partners ...
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    I want my sons to learn that they should not make other people suffer

    Domestic violence is widely accepted in Bolivia, and rural or indigenous women are especially vulnerable. Ludmila has been attending her ...
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  • Woman gardening in Kenya

    We should take that which is forbidden for ladies

    Womankind is supporting women’s organisations such as FIDA Kenya who are working to make sure that women’s voices are heard ...
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  • A female doctor in Peru with her ambulance

    Here in the health centre women have an opening to speak of their problems

    During the 20 year civil war in Peru sexual violence was used as a war tactic, something that continues to ...
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    My ambition is to be a political leader

    Pabitra Bishwokarma is the President of the Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) in the Makhanpur District of Nepal.
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