Women's rights

There is clearly a strong economic argument for investing in women – but I am not interested only in the economic aspect... I am passionate about the fact that it is the right thing to do. 

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Enforcement of property rights protect a woman in many ways – her safety, health, and ability to support herself and her children all depend upon her ability to hold and inherit property.

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The Supreme Price is a powerful documentary exploring the struggle for women’s rights and the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria. 

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I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.

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Awham remembers the year the war started in Iraq, and the additional hardships she faced after her husband fell ill and lost his job. “I was left to care for my four children with no income.

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Kadire Tahiraj is a mother of three, and lives with her husband and children in a small two room house.

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“Throughout my life I have faced many hardships”

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Beatrice is a widow raising five children, including two girls and three boys. “I heard about Women for Women from my sister who graduated from the programme six years ago.

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I’m married with five children—three girls and two boys.

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I’m 39 years old. I’m married and I have two children of my own, a son and a daughter. And I have adopted five more children, because of the genocide.

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