Banu, a Nepalese woman who suffered brutal sexual abuse after her husband died, lived with her husband’s violent family for years in India. Banu’s story is a poignant reminder that millions of women are facing violence in the one place they should feel safe: their home. Banu*, 31, is from Putali Bazar in Nepal’s Syangja […]
People with disabilities are often hardest hit by the consequences of climate change, but their experiences are less likely to be heard. This International Day for People with Disabilities, we share the story of Nursanah, a scallop-seller in Indonesia calling for action to protect the environment on which his livelihood depends. Globally, climate change has [...]
On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Islamic Relief is highlighting the devastating impact of decades Israeli blockade on the businesses that are the lifeblood of Gaza. In 2021 and during the 11-day strikes on Gaza, hundreds of civilians were killed and injured in Gaza. Thousands were displaced. Basic services were severely […]
Bosnia and Herzegovina's war has caused devastating psychological effects on its citizens, including the generation born during or after the war. It has been estimated that twenty to fifty thousand women were raped during the 1992 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Now years after the war, these women and men are still waiting for justice. [...]
Khalidiya, 51, lives in Beit Hanoun, an area devastated by bombing in May 2021. Here, she explains how it turned her life upside-down, and what it takes to survive in Gaza. My family and I lived in a rented house for a long time before we built our own home. It took years for us [...]
In honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we spoke to inspirational women who have battled violence against women. Kaushila is one of those women who has dedicated her life to advocating for victims and seeking justice. Here she talks about the impact of her activism. Kaushila Devi, 35, is the […]
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