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Why is gender equality important?

Clare Ahern | 06 March 2019 | 0 Comments

As International Women’s Day approaches, we’re celebrating stories of empowerment for some of the inspirational women we work with. But we’re also asking why gender equality is so crucial to the elimination of poverty. Here are five reasons why equality for women and girls is so important. 

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Topics: gender, international women's day, gender equality, women's rights

What is the ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’?

Bernadette Crawford | 28 November 2018 | 0 Comments

One in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by their partner. There is no country in this world where women are free from this fear and terror. The ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ is a campaign that seeks to bring this violence to an end.

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Topics: gender based violence, gender, 16 days of activism, gender equality

Female voices from Niger: 'Believe in women'

Marie Dounka | 13 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from ouFemale Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: women, water, nigeria, Africa, gender, gender equality, Gender inequality in schools, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'The times are changing'

Amina Toudou | 12 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Amina Toudou wants to motivate other women to not limit themselves and dream big. She explains why in our final blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.

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Topics: aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'Anything a man can do, a woman can do'

Aida Kane | 11 July 2018 | 0 Comments

In our second blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, Concern Worldwide HR Officer in Niger Aida Kane explains how education pushed her to work and why she sees it as her contribution to society.

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Topics: education, women, aid worker, Africa, gender, gender equality, tackling gender inequality in education, Niger, women's rights, Female voices

Female voices from Niger: 'People asked why I chose a man's job'

Rakia Adamou | 09 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Rakia Adamou started working as a security guard with Concern almost two years ago. In the fourth blog from our Female Voices from Niger series, she tells us what makes her a fighter.

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Topics: women, Africa, gender, gender equality, Niger, women's rights, work, Female voices

Let's talk about men on International Women's Day

Adèle Fox | 08 March 2018 | 0 Comments

Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Concern's Equality Advisor, Adèle Fox, takes a look at gender equality 107 years after we first marked International Women’s day, and examines the role of men in deconstructing gender inequalities.  

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Topics: gender based violence, gender, international women's day, gender equality, thought leadership series

Access to clean water is a big deal, especially for women like Filema

Cian Purcell-Milton | 08 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The ECHO funded water scheme in Ethiopia saves Filema a two-hour round trip each time she needs water for her household and is a positive contribution to her family’s health and quality of life.

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Topics: women, water, ethiopia, ECHO, gender, health

Saving women and children in South Sudan

Rebecca Grogan | 27 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Taban* works as a midwife in South Sudan. Thanks to the training he received from Concern Worldwide, he has been able to save the lives of many women and children.

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Topics: women, south sudan, gender, success story, gender equality

Success stories: helping women in Malawi

Alan O'Reilly | 27 November 2014 | 0 Comments

16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign dedicated to ending violence against women. In support of this year's campaign, here are two stories of women who have been helped by Concern.

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Topics: women, malawi, gender based violence, gender, 16 days of activism, success story, gender equality

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