Women's 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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    "I came together with other women. We shared. We had concern for one another."

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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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  • Maasai woman with her back turned to the camera looks into the distance

    I wouldn't want any girl to go through what I did

    Resian underwent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a young girl and shortly after was forced into marriage.
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    The radio is stirring their souls

    A communications graduate and passionate environmentalist, Precious has worked as an Assistant News Editor and Gender Officer at Womankind partner ...
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    We are growing a movement of women

    Miremba and her family’s farming was ground to a halt when an oil refinery opened in her district of Hoima, ...
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