Women's stories

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

  • Selina was supported by a Girls Leadership Club in Zambia

    We've come this far thanks to the Girls’ Leadership Club

    Selina was a member of one of 43 Girls' Leadership Clubs our partner Zambia National Women's Lobby runs. The clubs ...
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  • Dekitiu Skhurn from Siiqqee;s self help groups in Gindo, Amaya

    I live for my child, I don’t want him to go through what I went through

    Dekitiu is supported by our partner Siiqqee in the town of Gindo, Ethiopia. She is part of a self help ...
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  • Male paralegals

    I used to be violent to women but WLAC’s training has changed my life

    Kambale lives in a refugee camp in Tanzania, where he received training to become a paralegal. He used to be ...
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  • Meeting to arrange child support

    For the sake of my children I hope he keeps up his responsibilities

    In Peru a third of women experience violence from a partner. And when parents separate women can find it extremely ...
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  • AWRC class

    “Before I came to the centre, I couldn’t read the shop signs. If I needed some medicines, I didn’t know where to get them.”

    Surya, aged 47, has learned to read and write with our partner, Afghan Women’s Resource Centre (AWRC). Now she can ...
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  • Isatu during counselling

    Now I can sleep at night and I don’t think of the past every time I look at my boy

    Isatu is still living with the terrible scars of Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war. But with help from our partner, ...
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  • AWSAD safe house

    I have no words to thank the safe house. They gave me myself back

    Rahel, 22, was raped and severely beaten by her step-brother. But she found sanctuary and a new life at a ...
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  • Meena supported by WHR in Nepal

    I used to be afraid to talk to people, but now I go to women’s groups to share experiences

    Meena, aged 49, is from a remote village in the western district of Nepal. Our partner, Women for Human Rights ...
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  • Alice supported by the Gender Centre in Ghana

    I will pave the way for the next generation of women to become confident leaders

    In Ghana, women are woefully under-represented in politics and domestic and community decision making. Alice is just one woman being ...
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  • Precious supported by WiPSU in Zimbabwe

    Now I know my rights and I have the power to get things done

    In Zimbabwe women struggle to be heard in politics and their communities. Our partner Women in Politics Support Unit (WiPSU) ...
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