Women's stories

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

  • Girls in the leadership club

    Three girls whose lives have been changed since joining the Girls Leadership Clubs

    We hear from three young school girls from remote rural secondary schools in Zambia whose lives have been changed since ...
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    Now I know that women can stand on their own without a husband

    “My name is Fanta. I’m 28 and originally from a village called Kolaintonkia, in the Kenema district of Sierra Leone” ...
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  • Veronica with a newspaper

    I am no longer afraid to interview men

    “My name is Veronica, I live in Liberia and I have been working as an intern for six months in ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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