Stories about Women´s rights

Women´s rights

Working with women on peace and security in DR Congo and Burundi

The Hague, May 29, 2020 – Mensen met een Missie has been invited to develop a programme with the Ministry… Read more

Women´s rights

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.

Women´s rights

‘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.”

Women´s rights

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.