Running for Women’s Rights and Empowerment

Published: 2018-07-09 15:31
Yllka Soba together with Kvinna till Kvinna's Goodwill Ambassador Linnéa Claeson when they ran the Gjakova Highland Marathon in Kosovo. Photo: Majlinda Hoxha.

In June, our colleague Yllka Soba from Kosovo ran the “Stockholm Marathon” to celebrate Kvinna till Kvinna’s 25th Anniversary, and to celebrate a personal anniversary – 15 years with Kvinna till Kvinna. “As a woman who has survived the war in Kosovo, I want to …

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Critical days for Armenia

Published: 2018-05-04 11:43
Lara Aharonian and the WRCA used creative civil disobedience strategies during the protests. Here they are peacefully blocking street after street to distract the police. Photo: Lara Aharonian

In the past two weeks, Armenia has seen massive street protests that forced long-time president Serzh Sargsyan from power. Now, the opposition is rallying in hopes of getting its leader elected as interim prime minister. We talked to Lara Aharonian from our partner organisation Women’s …

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Kvinna till Kvinna celebrating 25 years

Published: 2018-04-18 09:25
The photo shows Kvinna till Kvinna’s goodwill ambassador Linnéa Claeson together with Luljeta Demolli, Nita Zogiani and Lavdi Zymberi from our partner organisation "Kosovo Gender Studies Centre". Photographer: Majlinda Hoxha

For 25 years, Kvinna till Kvinna has worked hard to enable women to take power of their own lives and free themselves from violence and assault. This very day, April 18 in 1993, a group of Swedish women published a call to action in Sweden´s …

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Report on shrinking space for women’s rights

Published: 2018-03-08 07:02
Photo: Christopher Herwig

This week Kvinna till Kvinna launched the report “Suffocating the movement – shrinking space for women’s rights”. Because of growing nationalism, extremism and traditional values, women’s rights organizations are now facing major setbacks in their ability to work for gender equality and peace.

Through different tactics …

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Sexual favors in exchange for grades

Published: 2018-03-01 09:32
Photo: Driton Paqarada

Meritas mother died while giving birth to her. By becoming a successful gynecologist, she wants to offer the opportunity for all children to have a mother present in their lives while growing up. “An opportunity I never had”, she says.

Merita is now 20-years-old. She was …

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The violence and targeting of civilians in Syria must stop

Published: 2018-02-23 14:13

During the past few weeks, the violence in Syria has escalated rapidly, with shelling and offensives, especially in Eastern Ghouta but also in other places across the country.

– Kvinna till Kvinna stands in strong solidarity with Syrian women’s organisations and all the people of Eastern …

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What happens with the #metoo-movement in Rwanda?

Published: 2018-01-16 15:51
"I believe the movement has motivated women to come out of their shell to talk about their experiences", says Ninette Umurerwa, Haguruka NGO in Rwanda.

Three months ago, the hashtag metoo became viral in social media. The movement has taken different turns around the world since then. Ninette Umurerwa tells us what impact #metoo has had in Rwanda, and how the work against sexual abuses should continue. 

How big has #metoo been in …

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Rouaa's dream came true

Published: 2017-09-07 11:09
Rouaa’s dream came true.

When Rouaa told her family she planned to take a loan to start her own business, they tried to dissuade her. “Everybody was against me, my husband the most,” she says. “Now I support them all.”

Five years ago, Rouaa opened Happy Day nursery in Amman, Jordan, after …

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