Human Trafficking Programmes

Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery is global human rights violation impacting 4-6 million people annually - 71% of them women and girls, and is considered by traffickers as an easy way to make money - low risk, and a renewable resource. Although not exclusively a crime that impacts women and girls, it

Female Genital Multilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there


"Without migration, societies worldwide would never have achieved their current level of development... travel and communications have become faster and easier, people are moving from country to country in even greater numbers....Yet the structural factors driving migration, demographic imbalances, economic inequalities, conflict, disasters and the impacts of climate change, are

COVID-19 – the impact on older women

A blog by Marion Prechtl "Of persons infected with COVID-19, the course of the disease is severe, dramatic or even fatal (at a reported percentage between 1% and 15%), with the highest percentage in older persons. The media emphasise that this disease is the disease of older people. In view

Gender-based violence & COVID-19

In 2020, the international community’s plan was to embark on its decade of action for the Sustainable Development Goals, honour major declarations such as Beijing and determine how to accelerate sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges including gender related goals. But things did not go as planned. Instead, today’s

Migration & COVID-19

Denied space. Denied access to health-care. Denied adequate protection. Denied security. Denied inclusiveness. Denied information. And above all, denied DIGNITY. In radical contrast to many of our own lives, scenes in the Cox’s Bazaar Camp in Bangladesh (with a population density of 40,000/km sq), the Moria Camp in Greece (203,800/km

Child Marriage the current situation

The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under the age of 18 who are poised to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers the world has ever seen. Yet, discrimination, harmful gender norms and practices, existing laws, insecurity and poverty still support child marriage

The Pandemic and Organised Crime

A report by Linda Witong SI Special Advisor to Advocacy. "According to a recent report entitled 'Crime and Contagion: The Impact of a Pandemic on Organized Crime' the COVID-19 pandemic is not only transforming the lives of communities around the world, having profound impacts on society and the economy, it


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