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.
After more than a year of chaos, despair and death, Liberia recently was declared free from Ebola. The country’s women played a crucial role in stopping the spreading of the virus. Now it’s orphans and stigmatized survivors that need their support.
The Second Congo War ended in 2003, at least on paper. But despite the truce, Douce Namwezi N’lbamba, then 15, saw how young people around her continued to be recruited as child soldiers. A desire to contribute to change, made her turn to radio.
Well hidden in a bureaucratic text, we find that EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has decided to support a high level person for the women peace and security agenda. Something that we have worked for for years! Here, Lena Ag tells more.
This house could have been a shelter for abused women in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. However, it’s not. The actual shelter we can not show on photo, but it has staff in place around the clock, bars on the windows and a steel door. So far, few perpetrators have found their way here, since it is situated in a remote part of the city.