Over the summer, Women Thrive Alliance members launched a global campaign for gender equality, #AchieveSDG5.
Each year during the 16 Days campaign, Alliance member Women LEAD Nepal teaches their LEADers (young female activists) about gender-based violence. This year they’ve provided sessions explaining the history of the 16 Days campaign, what different types of violence can look like, and how social media can be used as a tool to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Kisii is a place renowned for practicing female genital mutilation and as a girl who grew up here, I was not an exception. I cannot blame my family for making me go through this inhuman act, as society dictates it. In my culture, it was considered unclean for a girl not to go through the practice.
Our Alliance member in Afghanistan, Women Education for a Better Tomorrow, shares the current reality of girls’ education and how the society’s ingrained notion of keeping women in the household and hidden from society has led to a drastically skewed education standard: