Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


Aminata Manneh Gender Activist Has Gone Missing After Filming a Police Officer Maltreating a Child


Aminata Manneh commonly known as Minah is a 3rd Year University of The Gambia student, a gender activist and also an intern at the American Corner, Banjul, has gone missing. Minah is an executive of Think Young Women, whose members have attended WELDD workshops.

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.

Yara in the White Uniform

Lately I came across a picture of Yara in the white uniform of the prison. I couldn't stop myself from thinking, "ooh she looks beautiful in white." She seemed tired but still smiling, and giving hope to others. The white uniform added a graceful aspect to her free spirit. White is the light, white is the new page for writers and a blank campus for painters. Yara in white is sending a message, that she is actually starting a new chapter of her courageous journey for human rights and justice.

Sustaining Our CVAW Activism in the Face of Rising Threats


In 2014 WELDD delivered three tailor-made regional workshops to frontline CVAW activists in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, incorporating self-care and integrated security techniques into strategies for resistance. Taking place in June, August, and September in Beirut (Lebanon), Jakarta (Indonesia), and Dakar (Senegal) respectively, the workshops proved to be a resounding success. Participants praised being introduced to new concepts of culture and gendered violence, and learnt self-care and leadership techniques to take forward in their work.

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.

Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!


It has never been more imperative to take action toward ending gender-based violence and militarism. From the terrorism of the likes of ISIS and Boko Haram, to the threats of Western-led imperialism, down to personal lives marred by cultures of masculinist violence, women all over the world face insecurity owing to patriarchal and militaristic violence.

WELDD Partners Champion Women’s Rights at 26th Session of Human Rights Council


This May, eight women from WELDD partner projects from Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria took part in an intensive two-week advocacy programme hosted by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).

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