Women's stories

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

  • Staff at ZWLA

    If you don’t speak out, no one will know that you need help

    “My name is Thoko and I am 44 years old and a mother of four children. I have separated from ...
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    I feel I have a place in the village and my son has a future

    Sita lives in Nepal. Her life changed dramatically when her husband was killed in an accident.
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    I am proud that my story has motivated other women to come forward. This is peace for me

    Iye in Sierra Leone told us how our local partner Women against Violence and Exploitation in Society (WAVES) changed her ...
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  • 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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