Give Gaza a future – lift the blockade!

Published: 2016-08-26 10:11
Demolished houses in Gaza. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Magnea Marinósdóttir.

Two years have passed since the ending of the latest Israeli war on Gaza. Two years of continuous suffering for the civilians trapped in a still demolished area. Take a stand for humanity, sign this petition and join The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation in demanding …

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Making videos to discuss taboos

Published: 2016-07-04 10:12
Warm-up exercise in one of the workshops on gender issues and visual storytelling. Photo: Muna Hassan.

Young Palestinians living in East Jerusalem seldom get a chance to learn about gender issues or to discuss them from a personal and political perspective. So, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation decided to create a platform for just that. Something that proved to be very moving – in all aspects of the word!

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Increased safety with more women in power

Published: 2016-06-29 12:23
When the number of women and men governing is more equal, more equality initiatives get implemented, states Alla Gamakharia (right), co-founder and leader of CHFS, together with Meri Gelashvili (left).

Security is not just limited to military strength, it entails education, health care, social issues and much more. However, when men dominate politics this is often forgotten. Something that Cultural Humanitarian Fund Sukhumi in Georgia is trying to change.

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"We try to be visible without risking our lives"

Published: 2016-06-28 14:03
CURE Foundation coorganised a "mini-Pride-parade" to test if it would be safe to have a bigger one. "We were featured in all media channels," tells Marija Vuletic at CURE. Photo: CURE Foundation.

To live openly as an LGBTQI person in Bosnia and Herzegovina means being the target of constant threats and attacks. With the help of a human library and safe spaces, the organisation CURE Foundation tries to change public attitudes and strengthen the LGBTQI movement.

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Dialogue and dumplings challenge ethnic divisions

Published: 2016-06-27 15:40
The Akhaltsikhe meetings are part of Kvinna till Kvinna's continuous work to promote dialogue across conflict borders. Photo: Emma Söderström.

A sharp invisible line separates ethnic Georgian and ethnic Armenian women living in the rural parts of southwest Georgia. Through The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s partner organisation DWO, these women get to meet across borders.

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Men's violence against women immense global problem

Published: 2016-06-20 14:15
Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organisation Anti Violence Network of Georgia provides women who are threatened by their families with shelter. Foto: Alexandra Pascalidou.

“AVNG underlines that violence against women has nothing to do with social class or level of education – you find it in all groups of society. In fact, men’s violence against women is a global security issue of immense dimensions.” Our Secretary General Lena Ag blogs from a visit to partner organisations in Georgia.

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Lebanon: Trafficking survivors risk charges of prostitution

Published: 2016-06-15 11:10
For many years, KAFA has worked against violence against women and their campaign signs are a common feature in the Lebanese public space. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna.

Earlier this spring, Lebanese police uncovered one of the largest trafficking networks ever in Lebanon. Today, many of the women receive support from women human rights organisation KAFA, which is fighting for society to recognize the vulnerability of the women.

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Gynecological clinic saves rural women's lives

Published: 2016-06-01 13:32
Maia Mamulashvili, nurse and Manana Vengrjhanovich, gynecologist work at Democratic Women's Organization in Georgia. Every year they provide thousands of women and girls with health care. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Emma Söderström.

In the isolated region of Samtskhe-Javakheti in Georgia, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions are common. To counter this development, Democratic Women’s Organization supports women and girls with free examinations and treatments.

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"Now I know I can be part of change!"

Published: 2016-05-31 14:41
Al-Tufula's program also includes volunteer work, often with children from marginalized groups. The photo shows an art activity for Palestinian children in Akka. Photo: Al-Tufula.

Being young, woman and Palestinian living in Israel means being limited by many layers of oppression. For nine years, women’s rights organisation al-Tufula Centre has worked with leadership training and mentorship for higher education, to help women overcome these obstacles. A recipe that turned out to be just right!

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Refugee women sold for prostitution in Lebanon

Published: 2016-05-13 13:45
Lebanese organisation Kafa has for many years fought against violence against women. Now they are helping trafficked refugee women that were recently rescued. The photo is from a demonstration organised by Kafa for a new law on violence against women to be adopted. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Alexandra Karlsdotter Stenström.

In early April the largest trafficking network ever in Lebanon was uncovered, The Guardian writes. Many of the women came from war-torn Syria. “They talk about being afraid, and a lot of times they feel pursued and harassed,” says Kvinna till Kvinna’s Alexandra Karlsdotter Stenström.

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