April 19, 2018 —

Women Thrive’s Achieve SDG5 Project Associate Agar Nana Mbianda featured an op-ed, How Can We Be Heard If We Are Arrested?, in the latest edition of Ms. Blog. 

The op-ed addresses the all too often instances of grassroots-level activists getting arrested for their work to achieve women’s rights and gender equality even when their government has signed onto various international measures, like the Sustainable Development Goals, that theoretically support their advocacy. Upon talking with Women Thrive’s members, Agar learned that one member “felt frustrated when she realized that her freedom to help young women access their rights were being restricted by the government that had promised to secure those same rights under SDG5s.”

Read the full op-ed on Ms. Blog here.