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November 07, 2016   /  By Diane Wilkinson, Global Freedom Exchange Participant 2016

When I first got the call to say that I had been nominated for the Global Freedom Exchange I was speechless. This incredible opportunity is a fellowship program for women working against human trafficking, run as a partnership between Vital Voices and Hilton Worldwide. Read More

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September 29, 2016   /  By Laura Fairman, Intern, Innovation and Strategic Investments Team

Women have played essential roles in the peacemaking process thus far. The unique value that their perspectives as mediators, survivors and experts will add to future reconciliations should not be dismissed. Women’s essential role in the peace process is not a new phenomenon.  Read More

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July 13, 2016   /  By Sarah Wentz, Human Rights

In late June the Vital Voices Human Rights team headed to Bogotá—Colombia’s sprawling, high-altitude capital city of about 8 million—for our sixth Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence. Led by Vital Voices with assistance from the Avon Foundation for Women, the three-day Justice Institute focused on the creation of a holistic and victim-centered response to domestic violence and sexual assault in Bogotá. Read More

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May 19, 2016

New Perimeter, the pro-bono arm of DLAPiper, and our new Justice Institute partner joined the Human Rights team in Thailand last month for a Justice Institute on combatting child sex trafficking. This blog post is authored by Sara K. Andrews Read More

Dec
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December 08, 2015   /  By Rahel Gettu

"As the Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser in UNAIDS Ethiopia, I promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by working with different actors like religious leaders and communities to raise awareness on GBV and HIV. We recently developed a sermon guide for religious leaders to speak up against any form of violence and stigma."  Read More

Dec
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December 04, 2015   /  By Priti Patkar & Prof. (Dr.) Pravin P. Patkar

"There should be early intervention to protect young girls from having to endure violence; it has to be stopped before it begins. I was lucky to get necessary and timely support but there are many who don’t get it. No society should give up on its children. Education is the key to progress." Read More

Dec
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December 02, 2015   /  By Sophie, VVLead Fellow

Gender-based violence affects the general well being of a person whether it is physical, sexual or psychological abuse. I am a trafficking survivor. I know what it means to lose your freedom, dignity and voice.  Read More

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November 28, 2015   /  By Clotilda Andiensa

CAGEAD understands that there is no way young girls can receive an education and actively and freely participate in public life when they suffer from gender-based violence.  Read More

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