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Weinstein judgement: A long road to justice

A powerful man will be punished for his crimes against women. However, in this world, be it in the United States or in a conflict- or disaster-affected situation, women and girls continue to face power dynamics that leave them vulnerable and open to abuse and exploitation. 

Hague and Jolie Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative: High Marks for Mobilization Efforts, Lower Scores for Effectiveness and Empowerment

VOICE Blogs January 13, 2020 Mendy Marsh, Co-founder and Executive Director The Independent Commission for Aid Impact report into PSVI provides a moment to recognize how humanitarian and development organizations can be more effective in their efforts to address violence against women and girls. The discussion around sexual violence in conflict often divorces it from …

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Droughts and floods this festive season create more risks for women and girls

VOICE Blogs December 26, 2019 Mendy Marsh, Co-founder and Executive Director Climate emergencies lead to greater risk of violence for women and girls This holiday season across the world millions of women and girls are trapped in climate emergencies. Droughts in the Horn of Africa and Zimbabwe are threatening millions of people with hunger. Floods …

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VOICE & Feminism in Action Post Conflict and Disaster

  VOICE Executive Director and Co-founder Mendy Marsh is featured on the Yalla Feminists blog.  She discusses the need for and her motivations for starting VOICE. Link to the full statement here: https://yallafeminists.home.blog/2019/12/20/voice-feminism-in-action-post-conflict-and-disaster/ 

VOICE Stands in Solidarity With the Women, Girls and People of Sudan

VOICE Blogs Mendy Marsh, Co-founder September 17, 2019 VOICE stands in solidarity with the people of Sudan whose calls for peace and change through nonviolent demonstrations are met with violence and repression. In particular, VOICE stands in solidarity with Sudanese women and girls who are leading, nurturing, sustaining and experiencing this movement. We call for …

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Young girl wearing backpack in the Central African Republic

Q & A: Why does so little aid money go to preventing violence against women and girls?

VOICE Co-founder and Executive Director, Mendy Marsh is featured on The New Humanitarian in an interview discussing the small amount of funding goes to violence against women and girls in humanitarian aid.  She talks about the need for VOICE and how ““A strong women’s movement is essential to addressing violence against women and girls.” Direct …

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Show Me the Money

VOICE Blogs October 22, 2019 Mendy Marsh, Co-founder and Executive Director Two years on from #metoo and #aidtoo the humanitarian system is still failing to listen to the women and girls it is there to serve. Despite the headlines, the apologies and the welcome improved investment in safeguarding to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation …

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