Skip to main content

Explore more content:

Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

FGM is prevalent in 28 countries in Africa. Dedicated activism has resulted in the decline of this harmful practice over the past two decades. However, in some countries, this violation still remains widespread.  Commitments to end FGM by governments ...

READ MORE

President Suluhu: Please remember the girls

By 2017 the World Bank documented that upwards of 5000 girls a year were forced to permanently drop out of school in Tanzania on account of pregnancy. On the backdrop of this, Tanzania’s Law of Marriage Act permits girls as young as 15 years old to get ...

READ MORE

19 times women led the way in 2019

Here are 19 times women led the way in 2019. We hope they will lift you up and motivate you to continue to fight for gender equality in 2020, they sure have for us! 1. Thousands of women in India walked 10,000km across 24 states to raise awareness about rape ...

READ MORE

Gilead is a Global Reality

On September 10 2019, Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale was released. Although Gilead and The Testaments are fictional, they hold a mirror up to the state of women’s rights today. In the dystopian future of ...

READ MORE

Ngalali – Tanzania

When Ngalali, a member of the Massai people in Tanzania, was 13, she made a decision that saved her life. Thanks to the enforcement of Tanzania’s child marriage laws, Ngalali was spared a very different future than the one she envisioned for herself. ...

READ MORE

Leah – Tanzania

Leah was 11 when she discovered that she’d undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) as a baby, but it was years before she understood what had been done to her. “I was 11-years-old when my mother told me I had been circumcised. Nobody ever explained what ...

READ MORE

Martha – Tanzania

“In our culture, they say if you do not cut the girl, they will not stay with their husband,” says 59-year-old Martha from Northern Tanzania. Although today Martha is an activist and anti-FGM campaigner, for many years she worked as a ‘cutter’ – ...

READ MORE