On 24th June, the director of Salmmah Women’s Resource Center, Ms. Fahima Hashim was presented with a decree from the Sudanese Ministry of Justice, ordering the cancellation of her NGO. A five-person committee came in to oversee the Company’s dissolution process. No reason was given for this decision, and the dissolution committee kept their identity undisclosed and prevented any visitors from staying in the premises.
Amidst sectarianism, conflict, and fundamentalist violence, the staff of Warvin Foundation for Women’s Issues (WFWI) have continued undeterred with their project to support victims of domestic violence. They have gone, meticulously, successfully, setting up a project that monitors and evaluates the current set-up of women’s shelter, and lobbies the government and stakeholders to bring about an improvement.
The WELDD workshops saw quite the impact in Pakistan. Women who had participated in the programme saw their feminist capacity strengthened to new heights, bringing resounding change in the society around them in various parts of northern Pakistan. From local protests to personal advocacy to conflict resolution, these women were able to stand up and make their voices heard.
The Afghan Presidential Palace has awarded Liah Jawad the Medal of Malalai for her courageous fight for women's rights. She is the Director of Foundation of Solidarity for Justice (FOSJ), which ran a project with WELDD on wending child marriage.
As part of the “Right of Peoples to Peace”,International Day of Peace 2014, the Somali Women Development Centre (SWDC), reinforced the values of peace and stability for the protection of human rights in Somalia. Across 3 events, the SWDC encouraged 500 participates including religious elders, camp leaders, disabled persons, women, men, youth and children to share their experiences about war and conflict and their contribution towards peace building and stability.