Asha’s luck came when Samuel Siriria Leadismo, the Director of Pastoralist Child Foundation and his team visited her village, creating awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual reproductive health....
Globally, victim compensation programmes play a significant role in providing assistance to the victims of violence... however, in Pakistan we are lacking any such programme. It is high time to take serious note of the issue and develop a strong referral network of service providers that will help the victims to get adequate help.
Perhaps the most inspiring session for me came towards the end of the two days and was entitled ‘Bring back our girls – the forgotten victims of conflict’... We heard the CEO of International Alert, Harriet Lamb, and Victoria Nyanjura - who was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army at 14 and spent nearly 8 years in captivity - speaking about the barriers and issues that girls and women often face when they escape from conflict situations.
Once upon a time in my country, Nigeria, there was a ruler who was dreaded by many... We resisted and said No to every oppressive action or word to any weak or voiceless Nigerian... This is the time to stand firm on what has held the world together - Love.
COFAPRI organised handwashing sessions for school children and mothers in rural villages, with the aid of educational DVDs kindly supplied by Thare Machi Education. The word has begun to spread as neighbours are now prompting each other to wash their hands.
Increased security helps women become self-reliant and less financially dependent on their husbands. This improves the situation for the whole family and also means the women are less vulnerable to abuse.
It remains very important within communities for men and boys to be educated regarding the rights of women and girls, including their proper, fair and respectful treatment. When the women and girls become empowered, it is the whole community that benefits.
On September 28th 2016 an Iranian appeals court upheld a 16-year sentence for 44 year old Narges Mohammadi, a prominent human rights defender. Mrs. Mohammadi is a key member of the campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in Iran, a lawyer by training, and mother of two. She has been in and out of jail for the last 15 years.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the women peace and security agenda, the letter signed by 254 organizations across 55 countries calls for Member States to provide details of the progress made in meeting political, financial and political commitments made during last year's High Level Review of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000).
In the big picture, I suppose one person passing on at the grand age of 94 shouldn't be a shock. But we were Dad's carers and he was a major part of our lives. In the last few months, especially, our days and nights pretty much revolved around him..
Margaret is among many women Compassion CBO trained in 2015. She has survived breast Cancer 2 times.