Fighting for Kosovo war rape victims: "Women never prioritized"

Published: 2016-10-18 09:58
Veprore Shehu, Executive Director of Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organisation Medica Kosova, continues to work for justice for survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Emma Janke

In March 2014, there was great relief among survivors of sexual violence during the war in Kosovo. After many years of struggle, they finally had received the same rights to compensation as war veterans. Two years later, however, there still has not been a single payout. Women’s organisations hope that a new report will help to put pressure on the politicians.

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“Now I want to become a village leader”

Published: 2016-10-10 10:57
Nalbandyan Women´s Club

The women in Armenian village Nalbandyan meet in a garage that serves not only as a meeting place – but also as a platform where they learn about their human rights, and make strategies to influence their society.

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Inequality costs Africa billions

Published: 2016-09-30 08:24
In many African societies women are being held back by patriarchal norms. This blocks the way for economic development. Photo: Cato Lein.

If sub-Saharan countries had gender equal societies, the African continent would earn 800 billions more a year. This according to a recent report by the UN Development Program (UNDP). Destructive norms and discrimination are the root causes.

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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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