DARING

Stop the Campaign of Repression against Mozn Hassan and all Human Rights Defenders in Egypt

We join the chorus of voices around the world calling for solidarity with Mozn Hassan, the Founder and Executive Director for Nazra for Feminist Studies in Egypt. A Global Fund for Women board member since 2015, she also co-founded the Regional Women Human Rights Defenders MENA Coalition. Her long-time work as a feminist leader and…

In solidarity with Egyptian woman human rights defender and Global Fund for Women board member Mozn Hassan after travel ban

We, the Board of Directors of Global Fund for Women, express global solidarity with our sister and fellow Board member Mozn Hassan. Mozn’s bold activism, relentless courage and determination to stand up for women’s human rights, and resilience in the face of repeated roadblocks from the government, inspires us all. Mozn is the Founder and…

Empowering women through safe, fair work

Laila* has not had an easy life. Her mother died when she was eight years old. Soon afterward her father sent her to work in the home of a village leader, where she worked as a domestic servant until age 16. That’s when her father arranged for her to marry a much older man who…

Rozina

Rozina's Story

In Istanbul recently, we joined a convening of Syrian and Iraqi women activists that Global Fund for Women co-funded with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and MADRE. More than 60 people attended, including nine Syrian women activists and sixteen Iraqi women activists. The testimony from the women gathered there was searing. In…

Women and the Refugee Crisis: A News Update from Lebanon

The situation in the [Shatila refugee] camp is just absolutely terrible. We have a lot of problems—health problems, environmental problems, security problems…The woman is the one suffering the most, and the children. —Nada Al Ajouz With the past week’s deadly attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad, the situation for refugees across the Middle East and…