For three years, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation has run an international training program based on Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The result has been overwhelming, with examples like more girls being able to attend school in Baghdad and a former participant becoming the first woman running for the post as Prime Minister in Libya.
Homosexuality is a sensitive issue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and there are many who even deny that it exists. Recently a draft law was presented to criminalize homosexuality in the country, something that The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisation CEDEJ-GL strongly opposes.
Yesterday, a round-table on gender equality organised by Society Without Violence, one of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s Armenian partner organisations, were attacked by a group of nationalists. The group shouted slogans against women’s rights activists and security personel had to stop them from entering the event. Kvinna till Kvinna has released a statement condemning the attack.