On Monday, students protested in Belgrade against the deal between Serbia and Kosovo. On the banner it says ”Students are against it, and you?”. Photo: The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation/Maja Stajcic

Civil society excluded from Serbia-Kosovo deal


Kosovo and Serbia have reached an agreement on normalized relations and increased autonomy for Kosovo Serbs in northern Kosovo. While top officials welcomed the agreement, reactions on the ground were not all positive, according to the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s staff in Prishtina and Belgrade.

Jordanian women help Syrian refugees


Jordanian Women's Union is working hard to help Syrian refugees in Jordan. The organization reports on a critical situation for women – the health conditions are getting poorer and there is an increase of trafficking and prostitution in the refugee camps.

Peace activists forced into exile


Recently, African leaders signed a peace deal for the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, at the same time Congolese peace activists are being subjected to violence and threats to such an extent that several of them have been forced into exile.

Yesterday was Election Day in Macedonia. The picture shows Macedonian activists in the global manifestation One Billion Rising 2013. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Johanna Arkåsen

Political tension as Macedonia goes to the polls


In the run-up to yesterday’s local elections in Macedonia, violence and political tension have increased. And women who involves politically meet tough resistance. "It’s a male dominated political culture" says Emilija Dimoska, Kvinna till Kvinna’s programme officer.

Human rights defender Nazlie Bala. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Lina Andéer

Civil Rights Defenders and Kvinna till Kvinna condemn death threat against human rights defender


Pristina/Stockholm, 22 March 2013. Civil Rights Defenders and the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation express our deep concerns and strongly condemn the death threat against Ms. Nazlie Bala, a well respected Kosovo human rights defender.

Emina Bošnjak, Jasmina Čaušević and Aida Spahić presenter the book "More than a label. On women who love women" in Sarajevo. Photo: SOC

Bosnian activists challenge homophobia


Lesbian and bisexual women have since long been an invisible group in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That is something the organization Sarajevo Open Centre want to change. In a new publication they give space for the non-heterosexual women’s own stories.

Gege Katana, coordinator of Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organization SOFAD in DR Congo. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Anna Lithander

Congolese activists plan for a women's month


"It’s not about a day of women; it’s about a month of women!" says Gege Katana, coordinator of Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organization SOFAD, in an interview about SOFAD:s plans on how to improve the situation of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Women continue to protest in Tahrir Square, despite the prevalence of sexual violence. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Saba Nowzari

Violent attacks against Egyptian women


At least 25 women were sexually assaulted or harassed during the Egyptian’s protests against the continuing injustice on the second anniversary of the revolution on January 25. The assaults are believed to be organized to prevent women from participating in the democratization process. 
– Ironically enough, the revolution has led to a sharp cut-back of women’s rights in the country, says Saba Nowzari, the Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s field representative in Egypt.

Tent camp in Gaza during the 2008-2009 war. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna

In Gaza, we still cherish life


"I want to let the voices of those who suffered in Gaza Strip, especially women and children, to be heard", writes Hidaya Sham'on – a Palestinian feminist, journalist and activist working at Women's Affairs Center in Rafah. 


Support women activists in Palestine and Israel!


Women in Gaza still need our support – As do those who stood by them and spoke out against the violence!

"It would be cowardly to flee", says Gege Katana from SOFAD. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Anna Lithander

Peace activists targeted in recent wave of violence in DR Congo


Once again the level of violence is escalating in eastern DR Congo. Many women’s rights and peace activists have been subjected to death threats and harassment.

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