Category Archives: Gender

Nepal – Nepali Women Embrace Opportunity to Change Society

LWF Partners on Women’s Rights LALITPUR, Nepal/GENEVA, 8 March 2012 (LWI)- It was a shock for Manmaya Shrestha when her husband broke his legs in a farming accident 15 years ago in Nepal’s rural Lalitpur district and her family lost … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – Rural Women in Bangladesh Shine Light on Poverty

LWF Program Supports Women’s Leadership Efforts DINAJPUR, Bangladesh/GENEVA, 8 March 2012 (LWI) –They call her the “shining star” in the village. Sisilia Murmu is a talented young girl who had always dreamed of gaining an education and financial independence, but … Continue reading

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South Sudan – One in Six

Education Transforms Lives of Sudanese Women   JUBA, South Sudan/GENEVA, 6 March 2012 (LWI) – “If you have an education, you value your life,” says Mary Abuk Dow. Only one in six women in South Sudan are fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Djibouti – Supporting education and protection programs for refugee children

by Michael Hyden, LWF Program Officer (LWF World Service Geneva) for LWF Kenya/Djibouti program 14th February 2012 Education and Protection Program for Refugee Children in Djibouti I have just returned from a field visit to the LWF Kenya/Djibouti program, where … Continue reading

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Kenya – Protecting refugee children, fulfilling and draining for lawyer

By Melany Markham Communications Officer, LWF Kenya/Djibouti Kakuma, Kenya, 16 October (LWF) – Working as a child protection officer for the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in the Kakuma refugee camp is both emotionally draining and fulfilling for Viola Ocharo, a … Continue reading

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Nepal – “Economic empowerment alone does not bring happiness” – Dalchini Purkoti

Text – LWF Nepal Photo – LWF Nepal Ms. Dalchini Purkoti, a resident of Chhampi Village Development Committee (VDC), Lalitpur and a mother of two children began to face problems when her mother-in-law expelled her from her extended family due … Continue reading

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Central America – Working on gender inclusiveness for development

by Estela Garcia, LWF Central America The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Department for World Service (DWS), Central America Program works for families and farming groups in the Guatemalan indigenous area “Half Moon Q’eqchi’” supporting aims to improve the abilities of … Continue reading

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