Stories From The Field

Women volunteers play a life-saving role in the earthquake response

When the earthquakes struck southeastern Türkiye on February 6, the Community Volunteers Foundation immediately deployed its volunteers to the storage units in earthquake zones to …

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Spreading digital literacy and radical love to combat online gender-based violence

Dilanaz Güler is a 19-year-old gender equality activist from Türkiye. An advocate against femicide and online gender-based violence, she also works to promote digital literacy …

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Promoting innovation to shatter gender stereotypes

Laith Abu-Taleb is a 28-year-old gender equality activist and tech entrepreneur from Jordan. A youth mobilization specialist for UN Women’s Arab States regional office, he …

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African Girls Can Code Initiative builds digital skills and momentum towards a better future

In the rural Rwandan village where Chantal Niyonkuru grew up, access to digital technology was basically non-existent. But when she was selected to attend one …

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Albanian teens declare war on violence against women using technology

Jonada Shukarasi is one of three 16-year-old girls who developed an app aimed at tackling the severe problem of domestic violence across Albania. Called GjejZâ …

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A mother learns, produces and builds independence in a Sri Lanka village

Author: Zafran Packeerally* Eluthoor, Sri Lanka — Things were not easy for Uma Maheswary and her husband when they returned to Sri Lanka after the country’s long …

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