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A Direct Path to Gender Equality

Women’s economic empowerment is an indispensable component in the fight for gender equality. Sitting at the restaurant she runs, Rebecca Nyangot Biel—a 39-year-old mother of six from Nyal in South Sudan—is a striking example of why. Her unwavering spirit is inspiring, but it wasn’t always like this. She might be a business owner today, but …

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Midwives Matter. Here’s Why.

In higher-income countries, one doesn’t hear the term “midwife” very often. It can evoke images of a bygone era, before intricate health systems with complex technology became accessible for many. But in other parts of the world, midwives can still make the difference between mothers and newborn babies thriving—or dying. Every year, an estimated 300,000 …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day in Somalia

To commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, International Medical Corps held awareness events in Mogadishu, as well as the Jowhar, Galkayo South, Abduwaq and Baidoa districts of Somalia, where our teams engaged community members to address some of the challenges faced by women and to help identify possible solutions. Issues discussed across the five …

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She’s a Mother of Six, a Refugee and on a Mission to Empower Women

Nyabong Puok is a 35-year-old South Sudanese mother of six living in Jewi Refugee Camp, in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. She is one of thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes seeking a safe place where they and their families could settle and start a new life.

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For Women in CAR, Access to Light through Knowledge

Sometimes, what you don’t know can kill you—like not knowing about proper nutrition and handwashing, safe sex practices and maternal health support. Other times, what you don’t know can severely disempower you—like not knowing where to turn for help after you have been raped. When it comes to gender-based violence (GBV), women and girls are …

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Driven to ‘help my women’, a midwife in limbo in S.Sudan

In a small classroom in Juba, male and female students listen attentively as Grace Losio launches into a lesson on what it takes to be a midwife. Like Losio, many of the students have come here with a passion.

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A South Sudanese Refugee Empowers Women in Ethiopia

Nyabong Puok is a 35-year-old South Sudanese mother of six living in Jewi Refugee Camp, in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. She is one of thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes seeking a safe place where they and their families could settle and start a new life. Gambella is home to more than 410,000 refugees …

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Teenage Girls in Ethiopia Share Their Dreams for International Women’s Day

In six refugee camps in Gambella, Ethiopia, International Medical Corps provides services to prevent and help victims recover from gender-based violence (GBV). Within each of the camps, vulnerable women and girls visit women-friendly centers every day to receive much-needed services, including psychosocial support. Adolescent girls even have a separate section where they can meet and …

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Enisa Eminovska: Smashing the Patriarchy

Enisa Eminovska has been confronting gender inequality for most of her life. She characterizes the Roma culture in Macedonia, where she grew up, as “extremely patriarchal and conservative.” When, at the age of 13, her desire to play sports provoked an extended family meeting on her failure to “act like a girl,” her mother had …

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