A women and girls safe space is an approach which is starting to gain traction in humanitarian responses across the world. It recognizes the unique needs and challenges of women and girls by creating a safe environment free from harm, prejudice and judgement, the absence of which is a radical change in many women’s lives.
Collecting tax is one of the key means by which governments are able to address poverty. Yet big business is dodging tax on an industrial scale, depriving governments across the globe of the money they need to invest in healthcare, education and job creation. You can change this.
Although women’s rights and gender equality are written in the constitutions and laws in China, discrimination against women is still prevalent in rural villages. Jing Xiufang and members of a rural women’s grassroots organization are helping to change this.
I believe in a better future for the Yemeni people. Despite the fact that over 3.1 million people were forced to flee because of the war, and the enormous number of people in dire need of basic services, I still see children smiling and trying to go on with their life. It is hard to know that so many more people need support, that there is not enough assistance, but these children are a source of inspiration to all of us and this is what keeps us going.
How I realized that smartphones are not a luxury item for refugees and migrants – they are essential.
Land inequality in Latin America is worse today than in decades, with women being particularly marginalized. The future of sustainable and inclusive development of much of the continent depends on redressing this.
On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the international community must support women on the frontline who are being threatened, attacked and murdered for standing up for human rights.
The violence that women and girls face is not inevitable. Nor will it naturally disappear. We must act! Not another girl or woman should have to suffer.
We live in a society that accepts violence against women as normal and also accepts that men act in certain ways in order to command respect and to maintain a status quo and power.
COP22 was a defiant call to action from developing countries in the wake of the US election result, while rich countries continued to neglect the need for new funds to support those most vulnerable to climate change.