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

An Evening with Sarah Morris

Lawyers Against Poverty is delighted to host a talk with Sarah Morris, daughter of Sue Lloyd-Roberts who wrote The War on Women: And the Brave Ones who Fight Back. Sue was a widely acclaimed and multi-award winning journalist who sadly died before finishing her book, which was subsequently finalised by… 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

A tale of two women

As part of Lawyers Against Poverty Week, 9BRi, ICLB and ARC follow the story of Zanjira, a woman who runs a legal clinic in Tajikistan, and her client Najbiddinova Bibiniso. The study was published last year by Catherine Dunmore, an international arbitration lawyer in Paris, and explores the challenges that… Read more