Our Rights

"I was privileged enough to attend the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, but many young women are not, and the spaces that are not being occupied by young women, are being occupied by others."

I Am Here But Many Young Women Are Not

“We need to integrate young women’s perspectives into decision-making processes, requiring their active participation as implementers, and not just recipients.” This declaration by Tamara Mawhinney, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, at a side event […]

Amany innovating for change! ✨

Imagine that you have spent your life training to be a free, independent, educated young woman in this world. Imagine that along with that you spent your life dreaming to live with freedom, dignity, safety and pride. Imagine living a life where peace and freedom of movement is still an everyday […]

Spotlight on Aditi Gupta, Founder of Menstrupedia from India

Young Women’s access to Sanitation and Hygiene: World Toilet Day 2018 19th November marks the #WorldToiletDay . While concerns around sanitation and hygiene are being discussed and solutions are being sought globally, the linkages around young women, sanitation and hygiene and access to toilet and sanitation-hygiene services is one which […]

My Future Belongs To Me

Imagine a young girl with so many dreams and ambitions living in a society that believes it has the rights and power to plan, determine and own her life. For me, as a young woman from Tanzania, it’s scary to have been born a woman because of the political, social […]

Disability rights of women and girls are human rights

I had an opportunity to attend the 19th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an independent body of experts, which monitors the rights of people living with disabilities on behalf of the UN. This session was particularly interesting for me, as it was focused […]

“Lady”

For centuries we didn’t have a voice, We didn’t have a choice. For years we silenced ourselves with this so called idea of a “Lady” Quiet. Polite. Obedient.   But today we can rejoice, For we do have the choice. We are no longer this so called “Lady” We are […]