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The WLUML-WELDD Butterfly Effect: School, Not Marriage for Young Girls


The first story in the Butterfly Effect series is about Fatima* a schoolteacher in Nigeria, who managed to prevent one of her students from undergoing child marriage.

WLUML-WELDD Impact Stories: The Butterfly Effect


The Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratization (WELDD) project aimed for something far more intrinsic; to unscrew the mechanics, replace the one small bolt no one would otherwise notice, and watch the subtle new smoothness of the machinery. It is the logic of the chaos theory: that one small butterfly may flap its wings on part of the world, and somewhere on another part, weeks, perhaps months later, a hurricane would occur. In this series of posts, we aim to represent these very wings—small, colourful flights that are setting in place a new momentum that will, eventually, cause a storm.

Pride without Prejudice


Great things happen when women are empowered. No one has proved this more readily and consistently than Ruqaia Bano, a WELDD women leader from Mehmoodkot, District Muzaffargarh, in Punjab.

Well-being, Self-Care and Integrated Security (WeSIS): An introduction


The term Well-being, Self-Care and Integrated Security (WeSIS) was coined by the Institute for Women’s Empowerment (IWE) and is regarded by IWE as a fundamental practice for building sustainable, transformative feminist leadership.

Social Solidarity Economy and The Challenge of Sustainable Development


This position paper has been prepared by members and observers of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy. It responds to the concern that the process of crafting a post-2015 development agenda and set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has paid insufficient attention to the role of what is becoming increasingly known as the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE).

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Every Child Deserves a Childhood


In Afghanistan, Foundation of Solidarity for Justice Organisation (FSJO) is striving to ensure every child gets to have a childhood.

Here, girls are married off as young as six; forty-six percent are wedded before the age of eighteen. According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, between sixty to eighty percent of all marriages in Afghanistan are forced, and one in four Afghani women aged twenty to twenty-four have had their first child before eighteen.

To tackle this issue, the FSJO launched workshops in the provinces of Kabul and Parwan between August and December 2013. They aimed to raise a keen awareness on the epidemic, and to breed a social attitude of active discouragement against the practice.

#May28: Continuing the Struggle for #SRHR4All and #WomensHealthMatters


May 28th 2015 marks the twenty-eighth International Day of Action for Women's Health. Today we we look back at our previous successes and failures since the both the campaign and WLUML were founded, and refuse to waver in our resolve to keep fighting.

Remembering: A Tribute to Fallen WHRDs


This document, entitled "Remembering" was created by Women Living Under Muslim laws and delivered as a powerpoint presentation during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action). The presentation was created as a tribute to these women, to honour them and their sacrifices.


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