Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


Laying down the arms; hearing battered women’s voices

‘Give women free guns!’ - It was one of those headlines that catches your eye, but not in a particularly good way. I read on with a feeling of unease I have learnt to associate with discussions of domestic violence in Turkey.

Disciplining Bodies in an Era of Militarism

What does the recent death of Renisha McBride, a 19 year old black girl shot when she approached a stranger’s house (in a white neighbourhood in Detroit) for help, or the incarceration of Marissa A

School Bus

Trigger Warning: This post contains depictions of childhood sexual abuse

Conflict Outside, Fear at Home

On Thursday, October 31st, Murad Sobay; a young Yemeni graffiti artist, and some other young activists were painting drones on the walls of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to protest the repeated str

Why I'm Optimistic About the Future for Women in Afghanistan

A couple of months ago I went back to my native Afghanistan after a year living in Britain.

Where do people like me fit in?

Being a practicing Muslim mother working for a secular domestic violence NGO in London – alongside women from all kinds of diverse backgrounds – may appear to outsiders to be in some ways contradic


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