Women's stories

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

  • Deodanta

    “You cannot fight when you are alone and so I call on women to come together”

    Deodanta Tukamushaba lives near the Kigaaga Oil Refinery which has been subject to many land purchases. This has particularly affected ...
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    "They didn’t give us any time, they just told us we had to leave"

    Before the sudden eviction from her home and land, Esita Turyahebwa was a proud business woman.
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    When we work as a group, we feel empowered as women

    Betty Kusemerwa was forcibly evicted from her home, along with the rest of her village, in August 2014, in order ...
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    "I came together with other women. We shared. We had concern for one another."

    Facing financial difficulties and forced to borrow money at high interest rates, Serkalem was struggling to send her children to ...
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    I have come to understand that I can stand on my own

    As a young woman with a disability, Tafetu experienced hardship and stigma – struggling to find a stable job and ...
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    My plans for the future are vast

    Ashamed and depressed, Zerfe joined the Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA) in search of independence. Through meetings and ...
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  • Megha

    I can do anything if I have the opportunity

    After acquiring a disability as an adult, Megha was ostracised by her partner and his family, suffering violent abuse and ...
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  • Mama Hope, COMBAT, outside her home

    When women move together, things always change

    A survivor of violence and passionate community leader, Mama Hope endured physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of ...
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  • Florence Omara, regional coordinator for NAWOU in Apac.

    This is my work now: I am an activist

    Florence, 72, has worked passionately in social care for all of her life. Today, she is a project co-ordinator with ...
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  • Friends and anti-FGM campaigners Jennifer and Jackline campaign stand together, smiling.

    A friend and I decided to spread the word about FGM

    Jennifer, 18 (left) and Jackline, 15 (right) are friends as well as fierce campaigners against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in ...
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