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WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM, three words behind a revolution, three words to define the year. On 16 September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the Iranian morality police.
As 2022 winds down we at Donor Direct Action take a moment to pause – inspired and in awe of the work of our indomitable frontline women’s rights partners from every region of the world!
Last month, on September 19th, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College hosted an evening with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Dr. Denis Mukwege and Tony Award-winning playwright, founder of V-Day, and One Billion Rising, V (formerly Eve Ensler).
From loss of education in Afghanistan to FGM in Sierra Leone and sex trafficking in Nepal today’s girls continue to face some of the worst forms of violence and discrimination. On this International Day of the Girl, let us remember that girls are leaders, revolutionaries, and change-makers.
Our work with the Women’s Forum on Afghanistan reminds us everyday about our mission – to strengthen frontline women’s voices in the international arena.
In February 2022 for International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM we shared with you the story of 21-year-old Maseray Sei who bled to death in a Bondo Bush in Sierra Leone after her clitoris was cut.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
In honor of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we want to take a moment to highlight the phenomenal work of Maiti Nepal, one of our Gloria Steinem Equality Fund to End Sex Trafficking grantees.
We are proud to share with you Donor Direct Action’s 2021 Annual Report. In this moment of global uncertainty may it serve as a look at all we have accomplished, a call to action and a beacon of hope illuminating the resilience and strength of our frontline women activists.
On June 22 Afghanistan was hit by its deadliest earthquake in decades. The devastation and destruction to the eastern region has been immense.
When feminist activist Solsiret Rodriguez disappeared six years ago, her parents knew she had been another victim of femicide.
Our brilliant partner and friend, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Panzi Foundation recently spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on the harsh realities of armed conflict and the urgent need to end rape as a weapon of war.