Young Palestinians living in East Jerusalem seldom get a chance to learn about gender issues or to discuss them from a personal and political perspective. So, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation decided to create a platform for just that. Something that proved to be very moving – in all aspects of the word!
Security is not just limited to military strength, it entails education, health care, social issues and much more. However, when men dominate politics this is often forgotten. Something that Cultural Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi in Georgia is trying to change.
To live openly as an LGBTQI person in Bosnia and Herzegovina means being the target of constant threats and attacks. With the help of a human library and safe spaces, the organisation CURE Foundation tries to change public attitudes and strengthen the LGBTQI movement.
We are concerned that the EU turns a blind eye to the shortcomings of its agreement with Turkey and now is considering a similar partnership with Libya, a country where refugees are subjected to serious human rights violations. Instead of building walls, the EU must stand up for human rights and create legal ways into Europe for people fleeing their countries, writes The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation and 10 other civil society organisations.
A sharp invisible line separates ethnic Georgian and ethnic Armenian women living in the rural parts of southwest Georgia. Through The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisation DWO, these women get to meet across borders.
“AVNG underlines that violence against women has nothing to do with social class or level of education – you find it in all groups of society. In fact, men’s violence against women is a global security issue of immense dimensions.” Our Secretary General Lena Ag blogs from a visit to partner organisations in Georgia.
Earlier this spring, Lebanese police uncovered one of the largest trafficking networks ever in Lebanon. Today, many of the women receive support from women human rights organisation KAFA, which is fighting for society to recognize the vulnerability of the women.
In the isolated region of Samtskhe-Javakheti in Georgia, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions are common. To counter this development, Democratic Women’s Organization supports women and girls with free examinations and treatments.
Being young, woman and Palestinian living in Israel means being limited by many layers of oppression. For nine years, women’s rights organisation al-Tufula Centre has worked with leadership training and mentorship for higher education, to help women overcome these obstacles. A recipe that turned out to be just right!
In early April the largest trafficking network ever in Lebanon was uncovered, The Guardian writes. Many of the women came from war-torn Syria. “They talk about being afraid, and a lot of times they feel pursued and harassed,” says Kvinna till Kvinna’s Alexandra Karlsdotter Stenström.