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The article online now says… the HERrespect project, which promotes positive gender relations through awareness and skill building, is currently being rolled out at its Orient Craft Factory in Chopanki – a site that produces intricate lace and embellished pieces. The programme is already making an emotional impact. ‘I feel empowered and less afraid to communicate with my husband as…
Domestic Abuse in Kenya Don’t miss this powerful documentary on the BBC World Service on domestic violence presented by celebrated journalist Claire Bolderson who reports from three different countries: Peru, Indonesia and Kenya. The first film looks at Kenya and features No Means No Worldwide with a great interview with Ujamaa’s Nancy Omondi, watch online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csw5y2
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To study risk and reduce Vailence Against Women and Girls, a three year project called One Community One Family is being implemented in Baglung District amongst communities with high out-migration.  The project is being implemented jointly by VSO Nepal and Bhimpokhara Youth Club.  The project has been featured twice in the Himalayan Times Newspaper.  Download the two articles here.   …
Shocking new findings show that even in conflict-affected countries infamous for the high rates of sexual violence perpetrated by fighting forces and where soldiers and rebel fighters are a daily danger to women, their husbands and boyfriends are the bigger threat. A baseline household survey done in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed that women reported…
From 2-6 July 2017 two meetings were held by the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls Global Programme at Kieveits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria. The first (3-4 July), a Capacity Development Workshop, sought to build core skills on research uptake, help build relationships and knowledge-sharing between grantees and the What Works consortium members, and support south-to-south learning.…
A recent IndiaSpend article revealed that in the ten years since the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) was passed in 2005, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry. Although disaggregated data in terms of types of violence is not reported, it is revealed that almost 30% of married women between the ages of 15 and…
Mike Baiocchi and his team have designed a closed-cohort study that will track the behavior of about 5,000 girls and 1,000 boys enrolled in the No Means No Worldwide project, which is training 300,000 girls and boys in Kenya and Malawi to prevent rape and teen pregnancy. This innovative approach to applying math to a real-world problem won him this…
Equal Access’ Change Starts at Home featured in The Himalayan Times Change Starts at Home, a project run by Equal Access which uses media and community mobilization to prevent IPV against women and girls in Chitwan, Nawalparasi and Kapilvastu, Nepal, was featured in The Himalayan Times, Nepal’s No. 1 English daily newspaper this month. The article has highlighted the study…
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