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Deadly attack in Galkayo, Somalia, but Center’s work continues

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 25, 2016
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Hawa Aden, Executive Director of the Galkyo Education Center and a Donor Direct Action partner, reports from the front lines.

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Recent increase of violent crimes against women in Afghanistan

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 16, 2016
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“Very dangerous types of violence against women have increased in Afghanistan: mostly rapes, killings, kidnaps, acid attacks, cutting of body parts and stoning,” according to Najia Karimi, Executive Director of Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA), a partner organization of Donor Direct Action.

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Actions speak louder than words on FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Aug 2, 2016
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Those of us in the campaign against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) are glad that this issue is now on the agenda of policy makers in Somalia, according to Hawa Aden Mohamed, Director of the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in Somalia. The Center is a partner of Donor Direct Action.

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Afghanistan partner facilitates meeting between Afghan women partners and the head of UN Women

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 20, 2016
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Najia Karimi (left), Executive Director of the Donor Direct Action partner organization Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan (HAWCA), with Phumzile Mlambo…

Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, talks about peace and a feminist foreign policy

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 30, 2016
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“The empowerment of women and girls is a true example of smart politics,” said Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Foreign Minister. “Gender equality is not only about women’s rights but is a matter of ensuring peace and security for all,” she said, explaining that this is the starting point, the platform on which her country’s feminist foreign policy is based.

WOMAN with Gloria Steinem investigates violence against women in El Salvador

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 12, 2016
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A new episode of the Viceland TV series “WOMAN” with Gloria Steinem takes an unflinching look at femicide – the deliberate murder of women just because they are women – in El Salvador, the country with the highest murder rate in the world. It features ORMUSA: the Organization of Salvadoran Women and new partner of Donor Direct Action.

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Salvadoran women join Donor Direct Action

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 12, 2016
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ORMUSA – the Organization of Salvadoran Women – becomes the 14th front-line women’s rights activist organization and the first from Latin America to partner with Donor Direct Action.

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In the world’s most violent country, a place women can seek shelter

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 5, 2016
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“It is, frankly, terrifying to be a woman in El Salvador” according to this BuzzFeed article which looks at Ciudad Mujer, a place for women to find respite from the county’s rampant violence. “The violence that women in El Salvador face is more lethal now,” comments Silvia Juárez of our partner organization, the Organization of Salvadoran Women for Peace (ORMUSA)..


Read the full BuzzFeed article.

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Gloria Steinem’s new show links global instability to violence against women

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 5, 2016
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An all-woman team of journalists for the Viceland TV show “WOMAN”, looks at what this violence means to the women themselves and the stories of people who are pushing back against the oppression women face. An episode on femicide in El Salvador features our partner, the Organization of Salvadoran Women, ORMUSA.


Read the full salon.com article with a clip from the episode.

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Femicide

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 5, 2016
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Femicide – the deliberate murder of women just because they are women – is common in El Salvador. On average, a woman was murdered every 15 hours during 2015.

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Stop punishing Afghan women for ‘moral crimes’

By Donor Direct Action | May 31, 2016
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“There are many discussions going on over the use of virginity tests and punishing women for moral crimes. Although it is known that both are human rights violations, they are being practiced in Afghanistan,” says Najia Karimi, Executive Director of the DDA partner organization Humanitarian Assistance for the Women and Children of Afghanistan.

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The Galkayo Center commemorates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 9, 2016
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Click here to see photos from the Galkayo Center’s commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.