Afghan Shelter Provides Security For Abused Women

Kabul, Afghanistan – At the The Afghan Women Skills Development Centre (AWSDC) shelter in Kabul, Maryam, Shokufa, Malae, and Asifa make ends meet behind locked doors. The AWSDC, a non-governmental organisation, helps severely traumatised girls and women who are victims of forced prostitution, domestic violence, and child marriages. These women are hidden behind guarded walls and protected… Read More

End Violence Against Women

The Issue To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to… Read More

Greece Through The Eyes Of The Homeless

“A homeless woman was given a camera and asked to document life on the streets of Athens.” As Matina Pashali closed the door to her home behind her, she tried not to cry. She was in her early 50s – and homeless. Carrying a suitcase that held all of her belongings, she began to walk.… Read More