Women's stories

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

  • Antoinette a the Gender Centre in Ghana

    Now I have the confidence and skills to become a leader

    Antoinette is involved in her local church in Ghana and hopes to become a community leader – an ambition made ...
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  • Theresa Nyalewima from WiPSU in Zimbabwe

    I have a new strength and no longer look down on myself

    Theresa is from Makoni District in Zimbabwe. After her husband left to work elsewhere, Theresa got support from our partner ...
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  • Sharada - FEDO

    At first I didn’t feel able to, but now I can, and I put my views forward.

    We met Sharada, a woman from the poorest Dalit community. She gets support from our partner Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) ...
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  • Woinshet

    I talk about my experiences so that women understand that one can live positively with HIV

    “My name is Woineshet, I am 39 years old and have 5 children – 5 girls. I had six children ...
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  • 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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