“I came from the Ethiopian border, we used to raise animals, mainly goats. Because of the drought, I lost all my animals. And there was also fighting
Is there any room for hope in Somalia, long-since written-off as a ‘failed state’?
Hawa Aden Mohamed has never stopped believing.
euronews met her
In Souleimaniya, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Nahida is the CO of the Women’s Unit in the Peshmerga Army in her region. Nahida’s dream started when she was
In Najaf, the Holy city of Shi’ite muslims, war has killed thousands of people and left many widowed. At the front of Najaf’s cemetery there is a
With insecurity and economic hardship, Iraqis are still paying the price of years of oppression and war. And women carry a heavy burden. Hanaa Edwar
“We are in Iraq this month to meet women in Baghdad, Najaf, and Iraqi Kurdistan, who are fighting their own kind of war.
A human rights activist
Radio has often been used as a weapon of war in Africa. Caddy Adzuba is a journalist for Radio Okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At all
Ituri is a region in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Noella risks her life to help women who have endured all sorts of
This month, Women and War goes to the Democratic Republic of Congo where we meet Masika, Noella, and Caddy.
These three women survived the horrors
Rape as a weapon of war is something that women in the Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo know only too well.
This week, we meet an
Having served one term as Chile’s first female president, Michelle Bachelet last year became the head of UN Women, an agency working for gender
Less than a year ago, on 14 May, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (or ‘DSK’) scandal exploded. Numerous commentaries came out of it, notably about the
Our third edition of Women and War takes you to Afghanistan, to meet three extraordinary women. They have endured the devastating effects of war
Women and War goes to Nepal this month, to meet Mina, Durga, and Laxmi, three women who are trying to rebuild their lives, shattered by a conflict
According to the United Nations, 115 million primary school-age children still are not in education. And 54% of those children are girls
For too long, scientific research has been dominated by men. Women are still under-represented in many disciplines and rarely get the top scientific
“I have never seen women scientists, I’ve only seen men.”
“Girls get this upbringing where they shouldn’t be scientists, they should do something
Days go by peacefully in the village of Munalbasti, in western Nepal.
It has not always been the case in this community.
The village sits in the
Nepal has always inspired travellers and writers in search of adventure and spirituality.
But for the Nepalese, the country’s recent history
“Women have to carry a gun to change society as and when needed. I was not alone, there were many women fighting with us,” said Mina, a 26 year old
From the Soviet invasion in 1979, to the conflict between NATO forces and the Taliban, Afghanistan has lived in a state of war for over 30
It is just another day at the Pajhwok press agency in Kabul, where reporting scenes of demonstrations and suicide bombs are common place. It is also
Over the years, Farzana has become a familiar figure at the Ali Abad orthopaedic centre in Kabul. She works as Head of the prosthetics department
Gender equality is now a major goal in most European countries.
And there is no doubt there is more public awareness and signs of progress.
Could gender quotas hit London’s financial hub?
When putting together this report it was virtually mission impossible to track down companies to
In our first edition of Women and War, we go to Brazil to meet Sonia, Sheyla, and Antonia.
Week by week, we will travel from the capital Brasilia