A women’s organization in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, called Women Development Centre (WODEC) decided last year to start making reusable sanitary towels from locally available materials. WODEC is one of several non-profit groups that are responding to an issue that marginalizes many women and girls.
In Wajir, a consortium of non-profit groups and government agencies have come together to work against rape and the traditional Maslah system that denies justice to those affected.
Native American women participated in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, wrapping blue silk scarves around their shoulders. Their attendance was a moment of resiliency, but more than that, it was a show of expertise in the ways of resistance.
A mural in Brooklyn shows a woman with deep-set eyes standing poised between coffee groves and New York City’s tall buildings. Featuring domestic violence survivor Leticia Reyes Garcia, the mural is part of a larger effort to address domestic violence affecting Mexican immigrant women in New York.
One in three Native American women report being the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime, and most go unpublished. Communities are debating potential solutions with police.
By Barbara Borst — Traffic jams in the capital. Construction projects at every turn. Cell phones in constant use. Just a few signs that Ghana’s economy is one of the hottest in […]
By Barbara Borst — Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India. Whether they have escaped or have been rescued, their […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India – More than 380 families lived for generations under a bridge southeast of downtown. They did not own the land where they built shelters; they scratched […]
By Barbara Borst — Kolkata, India –Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into […]
By Barbara Borst — Delhi, India – The brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a bus in Delhi on Dec. 16, and her death from those injuries several days […]