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Policeman called on hooligans to fight women's rights defenders

Published: 2016-09-12 17:19
In Serbia, it is getting increasingly more dangerous to campaign and work for women human rights. Photo: Women in Black/Biljana Rakocevich

A spokesperson for the Serbian Anti-Terrorist Unit called on football hooligans to unite and fight women who work for peace. Now, he is being tried in court. Women’s rights defenders demand that the Serbian government stand up for those working for human rights.

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Less violence with changed male gender roles

Published: 2016-09-06 16:45
Christian Sango from CEDEJ-GL, an organisation that uses theatre as a method to promote discussions on violent masculinity. Photo: Cato Lein.

In conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, violence is an ongoing part of everyday life. However, for women, domestic violence is a greater threat than the weapons of rebel groups. Working with positive masculinity is paving the way for change.

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Give Gaza a future – lift the blockade!

Published: 2016-08-26 10:11
Demolished houses in Gaza. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Magnea Marinósdóttir.

Two years have passed since the ending of the latest Israeli war on Gaza. Two years of continuous suffering for the civilians trapped in a still demolished area. Take a stand for humanity, sign this petition and join The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation in demanding …

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Making videos to discuss taboos

Published: 2016-07-04 10:12
Warm-up exercise in one of the workshops on gender issues and visual storytelling. Photo: Muna Hassan.

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!

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Increased safety with more women in power

Published: 2016-06-29 12:23
When the number of women and men governing is more equal, more equality initiatives get implemented, states Alla Gamakharia (right), co-founder and leader of CHFS, together with Meri Gelashvili (left).

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.

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"We try to be visible without risking our lives"

Published: 2016-06-28 14:03
CURE Foundation coorganised a "mini-Pride-parade" to test if it would be safe to have a bigger one. "We were featured in all media channels," tells Marija Vuletic at CURE. Photo: CURE Foundation.

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.

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Make the EU stand for human rights

Published: 2016-06-28 13:01
Slavonski Brod refugee centre Croatia. Photo: Igor Pavicevic for Nobel Women's Initiative.

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.

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Dialogue and dumplings challenge ethnic divisions

Published: 2016-06-27 15:40
The Akhaltsikhe meetings are part of Kvinna till Kvinna's continuous work to promote dialogue across conflict borders. Photo: Emma Söderström.

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.

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Men's violence against women immense global problem

Published: 2016-06-20 14:15
Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organisation Anti Violence Network of Georgia provides women who are threatened by their families with shelter. Foto: Alexandra Pascalidou.

“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.

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