“Before she was murdered, she wasn’t alive. We’ll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth…” begin the Arabic rap lyrics, soon interlaced with a mournful chorus from the renowned Palestinian soloist Amal Murkus.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries.
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politicians– two young Palestinian women listen to the discussions, feeling a little shy in the midst of such veteran advocates. Amaal, 23, and Ruba, 26, are part of a younger generation of Palestinian women activists who say they are [...]
“My dream is that society would change its inferior view towards the profession of domestic work, and that all domestic workers would gain their social and legal rights equally as any other worker in any other sector,” said Mona, Executive Director of “Helpers”.
Women all over the world are often marginalized and unaware of their right to have a passport, driver’s license and the crucial right to vote.
Four million women in Egypt don’t have an ID card. Not having and ID card means that these women are not entitled to access financial services like credit and loans, as well as education, healthcare and other social services provided by the Government. Their political rights such as voting or joining a political party are [...]