Women and Peace in Colombia

Photo: (c) UNHCR, L. Zanetti

Violence against women in Conflicts About 250.000 people are internally displaced every year in Colombia, counting about 6 million affected in total. It is one of the highest numbers in forced displacement in the world, just after Syria, says the Continue reading

Fair trade fashion and women’s rights

Sofia mit Utensilo

Jyoti FairWorks is a social enterprise, which combines fair trade fashion and women’s rights. Their goal is to assist socially disadvantaged Indian women on their way to a self-determined life. Jyoti offers them training in sewing, a fair salary and Continue reading

Women’s rights are #hashtagable


In the last few weeks a debate about the sense of digital activism or “clicktivisim” has erupted around the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. This online campaign started in Nigeria after the terror group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their boarding school Continue reading

Happy Days for Women in Zimbabwe

Monica Mutsvangwa shares a joke with a fellow MP (Photo: UKinZimbabwe)

Women MPs in the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe and members of civil society gathered on September 4th 2013 to honor female candidates who participated in the 2013 elections. The meeting was convened by the Women in Politics Support Unit (WiPSU) Continue reading

Interfaith marriages in Sierra Leone

(c) Abigail Ahern

“Everyone is allowed and encouraged to practice their religion of choice, share the things they have in common, and help each other despite their difference of faith”, says Mohamad Camara, a 23-year old who describes the essence of his community Continue reading