Stories

In all seven of our focus countries, powerful stories illustrate the role of girls’ and women’s movements and gender equality champions from all sectors in using data and evidence to drive change on key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) issues.

The power of community-generated data
The power of community-generated data

Despite the Kenya's progressive policy frameworks to improve gender equality and equity, girls and women still face discrimination.

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From evidence to action: focus on GBV
From evidence to action: focus on GBV

As we mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, EM2030 seeks to share insights from its Global Advocates Survey on the issue of GBV.

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Lobbying for women´s rights to health and well-being
Lobbying for women´s rights to health and well-being

Aminata has been a passionate advocate for the protection of children since 1990 when she had the opportunity to represent Senegal at the UN Summit in West Africa when she was just 12.

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When pregnancy ends education: Data to keep girls in school
When pregnancy ends education: Data to keep girls in school

A major driver in drop-out rates for girls in school is linked to child marriage, especially at secondary level. Diarra and her teacher collect data to tackle the issue in their community.

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Paving the way for a new generation
Paving the way for a new generation

Together with her mother, Laura pushes for progress on gender equality in El Salvador. She uses radio and video to share her opinions about child rights in her community.

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Advocating for rights of women displaced by the conflict
Advocating for rights of women displaced by the conflict

"I want to dedicate my time and energy to land rights for women and forced displacement as a result of the armed conflict."

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Empowered adolescents in El Salvador: “We need to know what must be done”
Empowered adolescents in El Salvador: “We need to know what must be done”

"I am the only girl in my community to go to high school, amongst a school of 300 students," says Yenifer.

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Advocating for land rights
Advocating for land rights

“We come together on issues that affect us,” says Alice, a member of GROOTS Kenya, which equips women with the tools, knowledge and confidence to advocate for their rights.

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Using data to increase women’s access to government services
Using data to increase women’s access to government services

“We’re working with the Social Security Administrator and Social Department to access the government scheme,” says Ning.

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Feminist men advocating for women’s rights
Feminist men advocating for women’s rights

For centuries, women in Kenya have been denied their rights to own land, to enter politics, and to take on leadership roles. Aggry wants to change this.

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Stopping gender-based violence through videos
Stopping gender-based violence through videos

Rekha joined Video Volunteers as a way to highlight issues related to gender-based violence and discrimination taking place in her hometown in India.

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Women are claiming back their rights in Colombia
Women are claiming back their rights in Colombia

As a result of her experiences in the height of the armed conflict in Colombia, Margarita has dedicated her life to fighting for women’s rights and liberties.

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Changing the community through video
Changing the community through video

“My name is Saroj. I interview community members and produce videos to highlight local issues and tell stories on behalf of women and girls."

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