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.
11 July 2014
35 organizations, including Kvinna till Kvinna, call for ceasefire and sustained solution towards peace.
Military actions by all parties must stop. Since 2009, history has shown that military operations have failed to bring peace and security for people in Gaza and in Israel. Over …
This fall, Lisa Westerlund makes her debut as a novelist, with a book about domestic violence. And she is donating part of the proceeds to The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.
“If I were to make money on this book, it’s not just my money. I want them to also go to women who experience violence every day, and those who are working to stop it,” she says.
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 …
“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.”
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.
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.
Serbian women’s rights activists Vladana Malesic and Ksenija Perisic are overwhelmed by the mass of feminist organisations that gathered at the Nordic New Action on Women’s Rights conference this weekend. At the same time, their view of “the gender-equal North” has become more nuanced.
One of the The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s main focuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is working to increase women’s participation in decision-making – an area that needs much support since deeply rooted patriarchal traditions are common.
We talked to our Field Representative in DR Congo, Susanna Rudehill, to find out if there have been any changes in the situation for Congolese women
Lina Abou Habib from Lebanon is one of the international women’s rights defenders invited by The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation to participate in a Nordic conference gathering thousands of feminists. One of her key focuses is to discuss how feminists can challenge the growing influence of extremism.