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It is about powerful people who stand up for their rights,
shake hands with the enemy or come to terms with their traumas.

Uganda

‘You don’t shoot a friend’

In Tapac (northeast Uganda) in the past decade hundreds of people were killed as a result of intertribal conflicts. Peace and security are sorely needed in this rough and vulnerable region.

Bolivia

No longer afraid of your husband

Violence against women is a widespread problem in Bolivia. Seven in ten women are a victim of violence. We support an initiative called ‘Somos Sur’ that informs women through radio programmes and blogs about prevention of violence and seeking help if they are victimized.

Indonesia

‘It should not be hidden’

Fientje Jarangga is softly spoken, but she chooses her words determinedly and her sparkling eyes betray power. Resignation is not the answer to rape and abuse of women, she thinks. “It should not be hidden.”

Guatemala

Young leader

Mayra (20) is a Maya and she lives in a small village in the highlands of San Marcos. Once a shy girl she has now developed into a self-confident woman who stands up for her rights. “I feel like a leader now,” she says. Education is a powerful weapon.

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