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Grassroots Men and Children Speak Out - Women's Empowerment is Progress for All!

“COFAPRI is truly giving power to our wives, daughters, and our sisters and girls in our villages here. This helps them primarily, but it also helps us all with our families." - Bukanda Isaac, DR Congo.

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Children's Education in Sierra Leone - Overcoming Challenges

Wurrie Kenda has grown up in Kroo Bay without any education. She is now at the Community School and is learning quickly. It is children like Wurrie that make WYCF's school such a special place....

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Empowering Survivors in DR Congo

Help Safe World Field Partner, COFAPRI, to support rape survivors and their children in the mountain villages of Eastern DR Congo.

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Rwanda genocide survivors back reconciliation

Mbyo is a Reconciliation Village, located one hour's drive from the capital of Kigali. Murderers and survivors of the Rwandan genocide, are neighbors. Attempting to rebuild the country.
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UK Heiress walks away from fortune after rift over her plans to turn firm into a co-operative

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I have been vocal in my belief that leadership of this business must include those working on the ground if it is to continue to deliver for the clients who have placed their trust in us over the years.
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International Women's Media Foundation: 'Protect Confidentiality of Sources'

IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation) urges the Supreme Court to recognize journalists' protection against compelled disclosure of confidential sources...
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The Afghan policewomen taking on the Taliban

The tiny but growing number of policewomen in Afghanistan not only risk death in the line of duty, they also face personal attack from extremists, and bigotry within the ranks

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Starting Young - Teaching Children's Rights in Tanzania

We promote Child Rights Clubs in schools, covering issues such as child marriage, FGM, domestic violence, disabilities, street children.... Last year, 7000 children participated...

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Partnering for advocacy in rural Kenya

Pastoralist Child Foundation and the Fly Sister Fly Foundation partnered for an advocacy campaign in Samburu County. They held interactive sessions on early marriages, FGM/C, and challenges girls face in the pastoral nomadic community.

Iran: Student activist released from jail

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Iranian student activist released from jail

Source: Radio Zameneh

Iranian student activist Mahdieh Golroo was released from Evin Prison today, Saturday, after 30 months in prison.

Golroo, a member of the Council for Defence of Education Rights, was banned from continuing her education at Allameh Tabatabai University. She was arrested after the controversial presidential election of 2009, which was widely challenged with allegations of vote fraud.

Golroo was arrested during the widespread arrests and the heavy government crackdown on election protesters in Tehran and all of Iran’s major cities.

She was arrested together with her husband Vahid Lalipour, also a student activist, and she was sentenced to 28 months in prison, which was later reduced to two years by the appellate court.

Mahdieh Golroo was supposed to be released last fall; however, an extra six months was added to her sentence because she wrote a letter from inside jail expressing her solidarity with student activists on the occasion of National Students' Day.

Golroo’s husband is expected to be released later this month.