August 19th, 2019
SANITATION IN UGANDA – THE CURRENT SITUATION
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. Insufficient sanitary conditions in households, schools, health centres and public facilities are the largest barriers to eradicating extreme poverty and the prevention of economic and human development in Uganda....
March 8th, 2019
Today is International Women’s Rights Day. It’s a day largely dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women and marking the progress that has been made in gender equality and women’s rights. It is a day to remember all the women who came before and paved the way for the women’s rights movement to be where it is today.
December 17th, 2018
Following the withdrawal of armed groups from Maaloula, the town was left with severe structural damage. The damage to private and public buildings – shops, houses, and land – impeded the local population returning to rebuild their livelihoods, with less than half the original population able to move back into their homes....
November 8th, 2018
Refugee camps are home to some of the most vulnerable portions of global societies – those forced to leave their homes for fear of persecution, war, natural disasters, and other threats to life. Nearly 25.4 million refugees
have endured an experience that, fortunately, most of us will not face....
October 11th, 2018
Lunches 4 Littles
Established in 1998, the SWAN Foundation is an affiliate of the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) that aims to respond to the needs of Shan migrants living along the Thai-Burma border, who are discriminated against by the Burmese military. Reduced bord...
July 30th, 2018
Family planning can change a woman’s life and yet, women in Shan State have limited access to contraceptive health resources.
In May, Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
organised a training session for six health workers from SWAN’s women’s well-being program. ...
February 14th, 2018
Baroness Cox (Crossbench) posed another 4 questions to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, specifically the treatment of women. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State).
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women they estimate are currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7 January
UK Embassy officials are raising our concerns with the Government of Sudan about those detained following recent protests, including at a bilateral meeting on 21 January and through a public statement by EU ambassadors in Sudan on 30 January....
December 14th, 2017
The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people has recently been exposed by the media, finally mounting pressure on the international community to confront the unacceptable violent campaign by Burma’s security forces. Meanwhile, ethnic groups on the other side of the country are suffering in silence, with essential international aid which they are dependent on, being withdrawn
July 26th, 2017
Nerfiti’s story (age 37)
“I grew up in Nigeria until I was 17. What I do remember is getting embarrassed when my mum told everyone that I got my period.
We were in the Yoruba tribe. There are three major tribes in Nigeria: Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa.
August 22nd, 2016
Who’s beyond ‘One Humanity’?
As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we want to introduce the work of our great partners to show their amazing work and how they live the spirit of ‘One Humanity’ day by day.