Today is International Women’s Day and, to mark the occasion, the Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening gave an address outlining the UK government’s focus on girls’ and women’s rights. Speaking at an event hosted by the Gender and Development Network, Justine Greening outlined the three core components of the Department For International Development’s work to promote equality for women and girls – choice, control and voice.
Zahra Ugaas Farah says her mission in life is to champion women’s rights in Somalia to promote peace. When war broke out in the early 1990s, Zahra says she could not watch the unfolding chaos and bloodshed without taking action.
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