Where are South Sudan Women during Formal Peace Processes?

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Where are South Sudan Women during Formal Peace Processes?

The international influence on Africa and critical policy making processes cannot be denied. Conversely, the same cannot always be said of Africans – much less women – on the ground, whose voices are not always the primary influence of policy outcomes defined to serve them. As such, the latest convening

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End Fistula: Our Experience in Post-conflict Liberia

“I was leaking urine all the time. I could not go to school” Mary, on life with fistula In 2008, five years after the conflict in Liberia, Dr Bernice T Dahn, then Deputy Minister of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), described a “dilapidated health system struggling to meet the needs

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No More Violence, I Cannot Swallow What I Have Vomited

For Rose and her seven children, life with Alfred was hell. “He would get home late and beat us all up. He was always drunk and I struggled to raise the children with no support from their father” Rose explains. Neighbours frequently intervened during his violent bouts but eventually gave

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“We Have Love, Happiness, Trust and People Want to Copy Us”

How SASA Changed Bosco and Harriet’s Life “We were both drunkards, competing for the role of worst parent and fighting every day.” Bosco recounts. His wife Harriet owned a home brewery while he was given the title of Chairperson at the village’s main drinking hole because he spent the most time,

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Reclaiming Women’s Reproductive Health After Conflict

As a 14 year old girl, Esther Abeja was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. While in captivity, she was forced to kill her baby girl and was raped unconscious by countless rebels. “After that, some of the women put something in my birth canal to pull out the semen,”

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WOREC Marks 25 years of Advancing Women’s Rights

On the occasion of Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) Nepal’s 25th anniversary, we relfected on our partnership over the years. Our journey in solidarity to advance gender equality and women’s freedom, started at the 2007 Women’s Leadership Institute, when WOREC’s Smriti challenged the way we looked at women’s rights activism. Participants

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