"Refugees live in schools and churches"

Published: 2014-08-22 12:47
People who have fled from the advancing IS, arrives in Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: Safin Hamid/Warvin.

Members of The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisation Warwin were among the people who were forced to flee into the mountains, when IS invaded Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan. Here, Khanda Zrar from Warvin tells about the terror and desperate situation for refugees.

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"We are fighting for no early marriages"

Published: 2014-08-21 11:37
Asma Khader is member of the Jordanian Senate, Secretary-General for the Jordanian National Commission for Women and on the board for Sisterhood is Global Institute. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Karin Råghall.

When she got a chance to meet with the King, she decided to speak out. That conversation led to almost 70 political prisoners being released. Asma Khader has been a prominent figure in the Jordanian women’s movement for 40 years, and her fight for human rights started already in school.

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"We must act in Iraq!"

Published: 2014-08-14 11:51
Ala Riani, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, Kurdistan region of Iraq. Photo: Yolanda Gomez Hurtado.

“This war is inhumane in every way, beheadings, mass shootings and expulsions. And now we hear reports of mass rapes.”
Our co-worker Ala Riani reports from an Iraqi Kurdistan in fear and chaos after ISIS’ advances.

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Volunteers for women's rights

Published: 2014-07-30 08:00
Maria Bladsjö is one of Kvinna till Kvinna's volunteers. Here she is working at the New Action on Women’s Rights conference in Malmö. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Karin Råghall.

Studying social change at university simply was not enough for Maria Bladsjö, she wanted to bring about change in practice. Therefore, she started working for women’s rights as a volunteer for The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.

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Attacks on Women in Black activists in Serbia

Published: 2014-07-10 15:37

Tuesday 8 july, activists from Women in Black were violently attacked by a large group of men in Western Serbia when they held a peaceful commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica. The activists were on their way to Potocari in Bosnia and Herzegovina where a yearly manifestation …

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Porn campaign was meant to silence Vanja

Published: 2014-07-01 13:33
Smear campaign targeting anti-corruption activist Vanja Ćalović in the news paper Informer, Montenegro. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Emma Janke.

“It could be a picture from any porn site: a woman photographed naked with her legs spread apart and a Dalmatian dog with its nose between them. But these images have a different purpose. They are part of a smear campaign targeting a woman who has challenged the men in power.”

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Young women stepping forward

Published: 2014-07-01 11:07
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation's training programme gathered young women from all over the Middle East region to learn about advocacy work and networking. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Matilda Reiderstedt.

In a world where it’s difficult for women in general to make their voices heard, young women often get passed by altogether. To change this, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation has organised trainings for young women activists with a recent focus on the Middle East. The subject: how to package messages to reach people in power.

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Works against oppression in the West Bank

Published: 2014-06-27 11:15
Handmade Palestine bracelets at the Ramallah trade fair. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Isabella Westerberg.

Life for women in the Palestinian West Bank is often hard, facing oppression of occupation as well as of a patriarchal society. Educating people on women’s rights and working against discriminatory legislation are some examples of how the organisation Palestinian Working Women Society for Development works to make a change.

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