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COVID-19 Sexual Violence Crisis in Nepal

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2021
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With the explosion of COVID-19 in India spreading across the border to Nepal, the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) is struggling to protect girls and women from sexual violence, which has become much more challenging in the current lockdown.

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Oro’s Story

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 2, 2021
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Oro started working as a domestic worker in Lebanon so she could provide for her family. Sadly, she was abused by her employer–who often withheld payment.

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A Life-Saving Helpline for Nepali Women During COVID

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 9, 2020
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Nepal has seen a rise in domestic violence assaults during the lockdown. FWLD has operated their legal helpline through the pandemic offering potentially life-saving assistance.

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Confronting Misogyny in Latvia

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 7, 2020
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Confronting Misogyny in Latvia In July 2019, the “Ghetto Games,” a street sports event for young people in a Riga suburb of Latvia produced a…

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Justice For Victims Of Femicide In Peru

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 7, 2020
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Justice continues to elude victims of femicide in Peru. In 2019, 168 cases of femicide were recorded while only four perpetrators were sentenced to prison for femicide.

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Anna’s Story

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 7, 2020
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Anna’s Story Anna met Andis 7 years ago. Soon after they met, Anna got pregnant. Towards the end of Anna’s pregnancy she was unable to…

Denis Mukwege Under Attack for Standing Up for Victims of Sexual Violence

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 7, 2020
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Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago. Now, he’s under attack for standing up for victims of sexual violence.

Story of Joy: A 12-year old girl rescued by Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative in Kenya

By Donor Direct Action | May 5, 2020
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  We are celebrating the recent news that Sudan has now banned female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a great victory that will no doubt…

Update from Afghanistan: We need your help!

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 24, 2020
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Art work drawn by Afghan women survivors of violence assisted by HAWCA I write from Afghanistan to ask for your help, which we urgently need.…

This Feb 6th You Can Protect Girls From Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2020
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Donor Direct Action FGM Fund Grantees On January 30, 2020, 12 year-old Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud bled to death at a private clinic in Manfalout, Egypt…

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US Institute of Peace, October 17 2019: To help end a war call Libya’s women negotiators

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 17, 2019
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US Institute of Peace, October 17 2019: To help end a war call Libya’s women negotiators Read about Libya’s women negotiators; article from United States…

Women’s Equality Day – A Moment to Celebrate in El Salvador

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 26, 2019
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On the road to gender equality we have to celebrate our successes amidst the ongoing challenges. This Women’s Equality Day we’d like to highlight one…