May 07 2020

A better plan than war and hate – Women after the genocide in Rwanda

A genocide tore Rwanda apart 26 years ago. One million people died and at least 250,000 women were raped. How does a society deal with something as terrible as this? Our partner organisation SEVOTA recognised the risks...

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May 16 2019

Uganda: Traditional ideas of gender are questioned

An invitation from the women’s rights organisation MEMPROW in northern Uganda is an invitation to re-think long-held beliefs – even for respected community authority figures. The local chiefs often have very traditional...

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August 24 2018

Evaluation Rwanda: Returning to life – together

The Sevota project supports women survivors of violence and their children in strengthening their relationships and helps reduce family conflict.

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March 15 2018

Women's rights heroine Godelieve Mukasarasi: “The hearts of these women were broken three times.”

Godelieve Mukasarasi lost her husband and their daughter. In spite of her tragic story, the 60-year-old is still motivated by her “vision of happy women”. Godelieve’s commitment is to the women and children who suffer...

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January 10 2018

Coping with reduced scope for action

How do human rights defenders carry out their work in countries that are politically unstable or weakened by conflicts? Their criticism of governments is often met with repression and a right to protection may not exist...

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