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Ending forced and abusive situations: Personal Testimonies of Success


The following are personal testimonies from WELDD women who attended workshops hosted by Shirkat Gah in Pakistan, and found from there the inner courage to stand up to their unfortunate circumstances.

On the Move--WELDD Leaders Making a Difference


The WELDD workshops saw quite the impact in Pakistan. Women who had participated in the programme saw their feminist capacity strengthened to new heights, bringing resounding change in the society around them in various parts of northern Pakistan. From local protests to personal advocacy to conflict resolution, these women were able to stand up and make their voices heard.

A Young Senegalese Woman, Municipal Councillor Speaks About Challenges For Empowment, Strenghening Leadership, Building Peace And Security


Mbacké Sokhna is fierce. Municipal Councillor in Senegal, she has grown up "disrespecting" her expectations by participating in politics and undertaking the requisite activities.

Director of Partner Organization FOSJ Wins Afghani Medal of Malalai


The Afghan Presidential Palace has awarded Liah Jawad the Medal of Malalai for her courageous fight for women's rights. She is the Director of Foundation of Solidarity for Justice (FOSJ), which ran a project with WELDD on wending child marriage.

Commemoration of International Peace Day


As part of the “Right of Peoples to Peace”,International Day of Peace 2014, the Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), reinforced the values of peace and stability for the protection of human rights in Somalia. Across 3 events, the SWDC encouraged 500 participates including religious elders, camp leaders, disabled persons, women, men, youth and children to share their experiences about war and conflict and their contribution towards peace building and stability.

#16Days #GBVteachin TODAY!


TODAY: WLUML participates in the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender

Press Release: GAMCOTRAP Appreciates the President’s Pronouncement to Ban FGM in the Gambia


GAMCOTRAP appreciates this pronouncement because the lives of the innocent and powerless children will be protected including his own child. It is also about the “Best Interest of the Child”.

Seeds of Uncut Girls planted in the Niaminas and beyond Celebrated during the 5th Dropping of the Knife Ceremony in the Gambia


Thousands of people witnessed the 5th Dropping of the Knife Ceremony held at Niamina Jareng celebrating 30 Circumcisers and 115 communities in the Central River Region South who publicly declared their decision to protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation, early marriage and other forms of gender based violence.


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