Celebrating Pioneers on International Women’s Day

It is impossible to ignore the ways in which Covid-19 has exacerbated gender inequality around the world. But as we recognise the scale of the challenges that lie ahead, we mark International Women’s Day 2020 by celebrating those taking a stand for the rights of women everywhere. In the early… Read more

FGM

According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), with three million at risk every year. FGM is defined as the removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons (whether complete or incomplete)… Read more

Upcoming: Advancing Women’s Rights Through Strategic Litigation and Other Tools

Many women in the world today suffer disadvantage and discrimination, marginalisation and violence. One in three will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime and only 52% of women who are married or in a relationship freely make decisions about contraception and healthcare. Globally, 750 million women and… Read more

Victory for Mary Sunday

On 17 May 2018, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (the Court of Justice) ruled in favour of the complainants in ECW/CCJ/APP/26/15 – WARDC and IHRDA (on behalf of Mary Sunday) v Nigeria. This is a very significant victory for victims of domestic violence… Read more

New video: Tika’s story

A short documentary is now available following the story of Tika Darlami, a woman living in Nepal who used to have serious trouble communicating with other people and becoming involved in her community due to low self-esteem. However, as the three minute film illustrates, Tika was helped by WAM (Women… Read more