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"It is better to be crazy than dead," said a local Nepali woman when giving feedback to Equal Access’ CEO Ronni Goldfarb in 2003. Goldfarb was on her first trip following the launch of Equal Access’ flagship women’s and girls’ empowerment pro...
It's time to disrupt the countering violent extremism (CVE) field by re-thinking how we engage individuals who land somewhere on the "radicalization" spectrum. To better understand evolving conflict dynamics and to inform the content of our Hausa-lan...
In Nepal's far-western region, along  the southern belt known as the Terai, a 29-year old Tharu woman makes her way eastward traveling over eight hours a day across dusty, pot-holed roads to meet with strangers. She is armed with few things. A noteb...
In June 2017, a spate of deadly attacks on the Niger-Burkina Faso border shook up entire communities. The attacks, allegedly committed by violent extremist groups from Mali, occurred in spite of stringent security measures imposed by local authoritie...
Khost in Eastern Afghanistan is a province that has suffered from insecurity. There are few jobs, echoing the national unemployment average taken in 2013-2014 by the World Bank: if 1/5th of the labor force is unemployed, almost half of those who are ...
Dowry-related violence against women continues to be an issue that affects many women and girls in Afghanistan. Numbers are hard to come by as disputes involving families are not usually reported. In Human Rights Watch 2017 World Report on Afghanista...
A growing body of evidence shows a correlation between gender based violence and land rights.  Women who own their house or land are at lower risk for experiencing violence. One woman listened to the “Sajhedari” Radio Program (produced by Eq...
Ensuring access to information for women is vital for women’s empowerment, but not always simple. Women often do not own a radio of their own and are not given access to one in their homes. In order to improve the capacity of community radio st...