Partners in law, Brighter futures for Tajikistan’s rural women

For Maksad Nodirova, legal aid has meant more than a financial foothold in rural Tajikistan. It has helped her forge a path through trauma, disempowerment and loss – and emerge both a breadwinner and businesswoman. Like Maksad, Makhfirat Dadaboeva sought help from her local District Task Force to re-enlist in her University studies after three children. The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much of her life. She married and … [Read more...]

RWANDA, Women Taking Action against legal barriers of birth rights

RWANDA, Women Taking Action against legal barriers of birth rights When Thabita Mukamusana’s partner died shortly after the birth of their child, she raised their son without hope of connecting him to his paternal family, or his inheritance, in her village in south-west Rwanda. Because the boy had been born outside of marriage, she believed that any claim would be impossible. Yet things recently turned around when she was able to access free legal aid for herself and her son, now 19. With … [Read more...]

Ethiopia, Stop Forcing People Off Their Land!

Thousands of people are being forced out of their homes to make way for commercial agriculture.They receive little or no compensation for the loss of their land and homes, and are forced into villages without the basic facilities for new people. Stand up against this injustice! » Because of the timing of the relocations, at the beginning of the harvest, and because no food or health resources have been made available for these people, malnutrition, illness and starvation are becoming … [Read more...]

Copyright 2014 @ A Celebration of Women™ The World Hub for Women Leaders That Care