women’s rights

"We hope that we can return to where we lived before,” says Kabira, “Without war, without fear, without persecution. We want to rebuild our lives and our country.”

Please take a moment to imagine this. 

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Almost a year on from their adoption, time is already running out to ensure that the goals can deliver on the promise of women’s rights for all women across the globe. 

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“In modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.

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“Men must stand shoulder to shoulder with women. Men have a responsibility to speak out in their own communities for the women they love,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege.

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"I thought only men have rights to everything. I never believed that I have rights."

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With the implementation of the new Global goals, it is important that the rights-based approach of the Beijing Platform for Action is not forgotten.

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From the team that brought us the ground-breaking Half the Sky, a new three-part television series, A Path Appears, is set to premiere on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 26th at 10pm/9pm Central.

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An Interview with WfWI graduate and Mayor Jasminka Begić

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Antoinette Uwimana serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Rwanda, where she manages programmes that have served more than 75,000 women since 1997.

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Iliriana Jaka Gashi serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Kosovo, where she manages programmes that have served more than 33,000 women since 1999.

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