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What will it take to ensure that women’s lives are valued?

VOICE stands with the women and girls of South Africa. During the week that feminists from across the world gather in South Africa for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) conference, members of the Coalition of Feminists for Social Change (COFEM), Global Women’s Institute at the George Washington University, Raising Voices and VOICE express our …

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Including people with disabilities and older people in gender-based violence programming: How do we move towards action and outcomes in humanitarian response?

VOICE Co-founder and Executive Director, Mendy Marsh is featured on the EvidenceAid website co-authoring a blog post along with Emma Pearce, Gender and Inclusion Consultant, and Sophie Van Eetvelt, Innovation Manager, Elhra Humanitarian Innovation Fund.  The blog posting follows up on a rapid review of disability and older age inclusion in humanitarian settings that VOICE …

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What would work to stop violence against women in South Africa and other countries?

VOICE Blogs Emma Fulu, Co-founder September 11, 2019 We must stop violence before it starts Last week thousands of  protestors in South Africa (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/06/south-africa-faces-national-crisis-of-violence-against-women-says-president) called for a state of emergency to tackle the national crisis of violence against women. They, along with women across the world, are saying “enough is enough”. At least 137 sexual …

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We must listen to women and girls if we want an effective humanitarian response.

VOICE Blogs September 11, 2019 Mendy Marsh, Co-founder and Executive Director Women and girls are more vulnerable in emergencies Crimes of sexual violence and exploitation are being perpetrated against women and girls caught in some of the world’s worst conflicts and crises. Gender and gender discrimination mean that 1 in every 3 women will experience …

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