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Some Puntland policemen are raping women instead of helping to protect them

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 19, 2018
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Some Puntland policemen are raping women instead of helping to protect them Just after 2am on January 10th a group of eight armed men invaded…

Rape, Underage Sex, Forced Marriage, Abuse. That’s the Plight of Too Many Afghan Girls

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 16, 2018
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Sahar was only 10 years old when she was forced to marry an older man. Her father agreed to “trade” her in what is known…

Your help to girls like 10 year old Sahar is invaluable!

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 20, 2017
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I want you to know how much your generosity means. Sahar was only 10 when she was forced to marry an older man in Afghanistan.…

Afghan women’s shelter needs your help to stay open

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 15, 2017
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I wrote to you in March about the emergency women’s shelter that the Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA) has been running…

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Breaking the silence in the world capital of female genital mutilation

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 5, 2017
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Last year, I met 15 year-old Istar, who had been married off to a 70 year-old man in Eastern Somalia. He paid 10 camels and…

Sangita Magar's mother feeds her during her hospital stay following an acid attack

Help protect Nepali women from acid attacks

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 13, 2017
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Help protect Nepali women from acid attacks Sangita Magar’s mother feeds her during her hospital stay following her attack. Sangita Magar and her friend were…

Jane Fonda introduces the work of ORMUSA

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2017
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Help us protect girls from female genital mutilation

By Donor Direct Action | May 10, 2017
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Ifrah was only seven when she underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) close to her home in Puntland, Somalia. Now 25, she has vowed that none of her four daughters will undergo it. FGM…

The most dangerous country in the world to be female?

By Donor Direct Action | May 5, 2017
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We wrote to you in March aboutthe shelter I run for girls and women in Afghanistan, which will close down if we don’t find new…

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Afghan women’s shelter will shut down without your help

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 29, 2017
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I am writing to you from Kabul, where the Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA) has been running an emergency women’s…

Jane Fonda introduces the work of the Galkayo Center

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 18, 2017
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Article: El Salvador’s female victims of violence rarely see justice. That’s about to change.

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 24, 2016
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador— Iliana Aguillón describes her ex-boyfriend as calm and easygoing, the opposite of her abusive, alcoholic father. When she broke up with her ex after discovering his affair, she never imagined he would turn violent.