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Our work in context

Find out more about the issues women survivors of war face and how we are working together to create sustainable change for women, their families and their communities.

Photo: Millie Harvey
Photo: Millie Harvey

Sexual Violence in Conflict

Violence against women and girls is the biggest block to the realisation of women's rights. It is a global challenge preventing women from living their lives with dignity and free from fear.

Photo: Charles Lomodong
Photo: Charles Lomodong

Women, Peace and Security

We work directly with marginalised women to build their capacity to participate in their communities as well as working with governments to support effective delivery of women’s rights protections.

Photo: Charles Atiki Lomodong
Photo: Charles Atiki Lomodong

Women's Rights and Development

Women overwhelmingly bear the brunt of poverty and are often denied economic opportunities. Prioritising women’s rights is key to delivering the Global Goals – the international development framework that promises to deliver for those left furthest behind.

Photo: Charles Lomodong
Photo: Charles Lomodong

Men's Engagement

If we want to help women to break through the stereotypes that limit their opportunities, we must work with men to challenge discrimination and help them become allies in the fight for gender equality.

Photo: Alison Wright
Photo: Alison Wright

Women's Access to Land in Eastern DRC

Despite women’s crucial role in agriculture, rural development and ensuring families are fed, they often face discrimination in accessing, owning and making decisions around land.