Category Archives: Violence Against Women

Tackling the Underrepresentation of Women in Diplomacy by Kasey Robinson WINNER of the EWI NextGen Competition

We are very glad and proud to announce that the essay by Kasey Robinson, student at LSE and volunteer at GenderHopes, has won THE FIRST PRIZE of the 2017 EWI NextGen Competition! We would like to congratulate Kasey for highlighting the underrepresentation of women in diplomacy. In this article, Kasey discusses the underrepresentation of women in diplomacy and in post-conflict negotiation. She notes the importance of equal representation to increase a society’s peacefulness, decrease domestic violence...

Read our interview with Ms. Kim Simply Barrow, First Lady of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children

We are very honored to feature Ms. Kim Simply Barrow, First Lady of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children as our interviewee this month. Ms. Kim Simplis Barrow is the wife of the Prime Minister of Belize, Honourable Dean Barrow. She is Belize’s Special Envoy for Women and Children and Global Ambassador for Special Olympics since 2008 as well as the Founder and Director of the Lifeline Foundation. Read more about Ms. Barrow’s successful efforts...

May – June newsletter is out today!

Click here to read our newsletter covering May and June 2017. Read about how to raise a feminist son, about the new French government and parliament, which saw a record number of women into parliament. This issue also covers the regional seminar to end domestic violence, which took place in Bucharest, Romania in mid-June as well as the Women of the Year Awards in Monaco....

Read our Interview with Ifrah Ahmed, Somali activist

This month, to mark the International Day to End Female Genital Mutilation on 6th February, we are proud to feature Ifrah Ahmed, Founder and President of the Ifrah Foundation and Somali activist. The Ifrah Foundation aims to stop Female Genital Mutilation. As a survivor of FGM/C, Ifrah has spent the last ten years of her life campaigning for awareness of the psychological, medical and social implications of FGM/C, often using her personal testimony to draw attention to...