Women share stories of hardship during year of war in Sudan

On 15 April 2023, war broke out in Sudan in between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). In the year ...
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Women grapple with unplanned pregnancies after sexual violence in Sudan war

After war broke out in Sudan in mid-April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), 18-year-old Amna Salih* sheltered ...
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Seeds of Peace: UN Women’s Support for Feminist Peacemakers in Sudan

The strength of Sudanese women has endured, even before the war started on April 15th 2023. Despite facing tough times and challenges over many years, ...
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Women in Sudan seek relief amid spiraling displacement crisis

In the village of Jabait, in eastern Sudan, one can see hundreds of women waiting for aid at the office of the Women and Children ...
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Explainer: Creating safe digital spaces free of trolls, doxing, and hate speech

Despite the enormous potential of technology, digital tools, and the internet, these have also perpetuated gender disparities and introduced new forms of oppression for women ...
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Making investment in violence prevention a priority

If current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls— 8 per cent of the world’s female population—will live in extreme poverty by 2030. ...
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Women and girls with disabilities who’ve survived gender-based violence find a haven in the heart of Sri Lanka

Author: Zafran Packeerally * Names have been changed to protect the identity of survivors. In the serene, green surroundings of Thalawa, nestled in the Anuradhapura ...
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Women are leading the humanitarian response in Sudan

Since the start of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, large numbers of women, children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups have been internally displaced, with ...
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Social influencers in Viet Nam join UN Women to urge end to abuse of women and children

Ha Noi, Viet Nam — More than 80 social influencers in Viet Nam who received training from UN Women have reached nearly 4 million people in ...
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Empowering women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka

Author: Avindi Perera At the break of dawn, Ramesh Anusha wakes up to prepare food parcels for sale. Before opening her shop in Eluthoor, Mannar ...
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A breath of hope for Rohingya women in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

How providing cash, piglets, and business training, as well as essential gender-based violence services, is helping Rohingya survivors of gender-based violence, and those at risk, ...
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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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How male champions are helping to end gender-based violence in Uganda

“As a male champion, I strive for gender inclusiveness and making gender parity a priority,” says local government Community Development Officer, Wilfred Nyeko. “Being a ...
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Stories from Afghanistan – Babuna

“I AM WORRIED ABOUT THE VILLAGE GIRLS AND MYSELF. WE ASK YOU TO HELP US.” My name is Babuna. I was a teacher in the Panjwai ...
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Stories from Afghanistan – Mobina

“Despite all the unfairness, oppression, injustice and difficulties, I keep going on. I want to be a changemaker.” I am student in the Education Department at Jawzjan University, ...
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In a municipality in Timor-Leste, a father is taking action to prevent violence

Bento Pereira is a farmer in a rural community located south-west of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili. Together with his four sons, daughter and wife, they have ...
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