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Gender Based Violence

Ending violence and discrimination against girls, women, LGBTQI, refugees and minorities is a matter of human rights.
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Men Need to Take Responsibility for the Epidemic of Men’s Violence

From domestic violence to mass shootings, men’s violence takes a deadly toll every day. Men’s violence has become mainstream in every corner of the world. It has been normalized through the Internet, social media, movies, computer games, TV and porn. The World Health Organization estimates

[NEW VIDEO] What Truly Youth-Led Design and Advocacy Looks Like

When young people have access to the right resources and platforms, they can achieve anything. The West Africa Adolescent Girls Summit, designed and led by youth for youth, proved that when participants stood in front of the Vice President of Liberia with clear demands for

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Forced to Flee Myanmar – Reflecting on the Crisis in Karenni State

Over the past year, more military attacks have been launched against civilians in Myanmar than in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or Afghanistan – according to figures compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, which also designated the country as the world’s deadliest place

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In the War in Ukraine Women and Children Pay the Heaviest Price

A few weeks ago, a harrowing image of a pregnant woman injured in the Russian bombing of a Ukrainian maternity and children’s hospital was doing rounds in the news and social media. Widely-circulated pictures showed the woman stroking her bloodied lower abdomen as rescuers carried her through

What’s Going on in Myanmar One Year After the Coup?

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar lived under a tight military fist for 50 years. Similar to North Korea, Myanmar’s people had no communication with the outside world.  And the world did not know about them. In 2010 Aung San Suu Kyi, the people’s hope, was

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Maureen’s Story: What Young Women can Achieve Despite the Hardest of Conditions

Ten-year-old Maureen was working as a nanny miles away from her village for less than USD 7 a month. By 12 years of age, she had lost her father, her step-father and even her mother. On several occasions, she was sexually harassed and beaten till blue. On some days, she fed herself from trash cans on the streets. But she endured it all; all she asked was to be allowed to attend school.

Maureen’s story is deeply moving, but what stands out is her relentless fight for her rights.

Making Unsafe Abortion History in the Philippines

On September 28, feminist activists around the world mobilize around International Safe Abortion Day. The day originated in Latin America and was known as “Campaña 28 de Septiembre por la Despenalización del Aborto”. In 2011, the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) adapted the

Emergency Response for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

The tragedy of the Taliban’s quick take over of control in Afghanistan has sent waves of horror and grief around the world. It’s with pain that we see the images of desperation coming out of the country – where more than 400,000 people have fled their homes. What this means for Afghanistan is currently unravelling, but what we know, is that women and girls are among the most vulnerable.

Brave activists and organizations are stepping up their work to support women and girls in Afghanistan. Despite the fear and worry, there is hope in the resilience and strength of the activists working for change.

In this post, I share four important organizations that need your support in this current crisis.

I also share about what our member organizations are doing to support women and girls in Afghanistan.

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Activists Leading the Work to End Female Genital Cutting

As a youth activist myself, I’ve turned to seek inspiration from activists from across the globe who are using their voice to create a big impact and focus on the intersectionality of Female Genital Cutting (FGC). When I started a global youth organisation to raise

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