Despite a formal truce, the conflict in South Sudan has continued and the UN reports of mass murders, rapes and widespread destruction and looting. Dolly Anek Odwong is dedicated to getting women’s voices into the peace work.
In a country, where discussions on the rights of women are severely restricted, Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU) goes its own way. The organisation educates young women in feminism and secularism with a goal of creating young leaders who seriously can challenge the oppression of women.
In the shadow of the much reported violence used by the Islamic State (IS) against civilians, government-backed militias in Iraq commit serious violations of human rights. Women human rights defender Bushra Adli has personal experiences of these crimes.
“In Jordan, trying to get into politics when being a woman is like fighting a war.” This says Fatima Bani Yaseen, local politician who dreams of getting elected to the parliament.
Barrel bombs are cheap, strike indiscriminately and cause enormous devastation and death. In northern Syria, they are used by the regime against civilians, even though they have been banned by the UN.
When one of the major international research institutes on peace and security last week presented its yearbook for 2015, it was the first time that it included gender aspects! We asked The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s Project Manager for Research, Lovisa Strand, what difference this …
Millions of people have fled the war in Syria. However, many of them are facing new difficulties. In the Baqa’a refugee camp in Jordan, girls and women fight against child marriage, domestic violence and for access to health care. Many receive support from Jordanian Women’s Union’s center.
Dealing with the past is essential to achieve sustainable peace. That was one of the main lessons learned by volunteers Dajana Mehdin and Marina Jevdjenic from Sweden, when participating in a training in Bosnia and Herzegovina on peace work.
For the first time ever, a woman in Jordan has received compensation after being subjected to domestic violence. Behind the victory lies years of hard work by the women’s rights organisation Mizan. With support from The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation they offer abused women legal aid.
Women’s voices are seldom heard in Palestinian media. The fact that they are not common on high positions in society and that many are not allowed to speak without their husbands consent are some of the obstacles. The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation gathered journalists in Ramallah to try to find ways for a more equal reporting.