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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Dismantling Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through fraud, force, or manipulation with the goal of exploiting them for profit or sexual pleasure. Women, children, and sometimes men of all ages and ethnicities can become victims of this horrific crime, which occurs in just about every corner of the world. […]

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#ReclaimTheNarrative: Bodily Autonomy & Sexual Sovereignty

Many women in Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa haven’t been able to enjoy their bodies and own their experiences for far too long under the rule of patriarchal governments and authoritarian regimes. But that is now changing. Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, has the highest number of women and girls […]

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Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs Add Value to Local Economies in Africa

AWRA Founding Member Reem Abdellatif sat down for a one-one-one interview with entrepreneur and presenter Vickie Remoe, a prominent multimedia producer, entrepreneur, and presenter from Sierra Leone. We discuss all the barriers against women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone and Africa and what we must do to break them.  Q: What was it like […]

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Ending police brutality must be among global SDGs, says Nigerian activist

Police brutality in Africa has been a longstanding issue that must be addressed through dedicated global action, says Abimbola Aladejare, a leading women’s rights activist in Nigeria. “Youth are tired of failed governance,” said Abimbola, Founder and Director of The New Generation Girls & Women Development Initiative (NIGAWD), which is a knowledge partner of […]

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AWRA steps up efforts to end FGM, child marriage in Kenya’s most remote villages

The African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) movement has been strengthening its efforts in some of Kenya’s most remote villages to help reduce the rates of child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “One of the main challenges is accessibility to the remote villages where FGM and child marriage cases are high, that’s why not […]

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Five reasons why the AWRA movement was founded

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  1- It is a fact that women and girls are the most impacted when disasters or emergencies arise   Women and girls are the most and worst affected when disasters or emergency situations arise, especially in vulnerable communities across Africa. In many countries, they are confined to their homes because of strict social norms […]