Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


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.

Standing Tall


Naseem has come far in terms of personal development and self-awareness. From an abused child and a wronged wife, Naseem has emerged as a strong, confident woman, one of the most active and energetic leaders of the Purple Women’s Movement, having resolved almost 15 cases of domestic violence in her area.

Aya Chebbi Wins Excellence in Leadership Award.


We are delighted to announce that Aya Chebbi has won this year’s Excellence in Leadership award from the African Viewpoint Journal. This was granted on 19 January 2015, and is part of their Africa Youth Awards.

Facing Closures and Clampdowns... We are Sudan's WHRDs

Day 12 of the 16 Days Blogging Series:

On a personal level, I still cannot comprehend the closure of Salmmah, even when I talk about it. But even though our centre has been closed, I still believe that where there is a will there is a way. Through true peaceful activism we can continue to challenge the darkness of abuses and violations. I pray that as I campaign to combat violations, all WHRDs internationally are behind me and that we share our common fight for justice and equality for all citizens, especially women.

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