We are Generation Equality: Champions for ending violence against women

Billions of people are standing up for what they believe in – an equal world for all. They come from all countries, ages, and represent …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Nepal

Dhana: “I put my savings into the land purchase. I want my rightful share.” Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and girls …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Lebanon

A groundbreaking case could finally open the doors of justice for Lebanon’s migrant domestic workers Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million women and …

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What happened after COVID-19 hit: Thailand

For front-line workers answering the hotline, the case load doubled, and so did their own emotional stress Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, 243 million …

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From where I stand: “I will never stop advocating for women’s rights and security. Because if women don’t feel secure, how can Myanmar be secure?”

Phyu Lin is a strong advocate for gender equality and human rights in Myanmar. For more than 20 years, she has been promoting the empowerment …

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From where I stand: “As an outspoken women’s rights activist, I have gained the confidence necessary to help Rohingya women from similar backgrounds as mine”

Women’s rights activist Lucky fled from armed conflict in Myanmar and is now living in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She is committed …

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Women’s Union helps survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19 in Vietnam

The Shadow Pandemic is affecting women in countries all around the globe. In Da Nang, Thailand, the COVID-19 lockdown was leading to more and more …

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In the words of Miriam Coronel-Ferrer: “I became the first female negotiator to sign a final peace accord with a rebel group”

Rimu Sultana Rimu knows education is power. As a young Rohingya activist living in Cox’s Bazar, one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, she’s made …

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From where I stand: “Teaching girls how to read and write is one of the biggest ways I can make a difference”

Rima Sultana Rimu knows education is power. As a young Bangladeshi activist living in Cox’s Bazar, that hosts one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, …

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Two months on, Beirut’s elderly women are still reeling from the blast

On 4 August 2020, 85-year-old Violette Machaalany was alone at home with her granddaughter, Elodie, when two explosions hit Beirut’s main port. The blast killed …

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