Confirmation That We Exist

Natia Gvianishvili, a 28-year-old Georgian activist who jokingly describes herself as “a lesbian for a living,” is featured in the upcoming documentary by StudioMobile, a grantee of The MATCH Fund. We had the opportunity to interview Natia for the 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (May 17). The Director of Georgia’s Women’s Initiatives[…]

Finding Beauty in the Middle

It is no secret that in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), women face incredible obstacles. Decades of conflict and insecurity has caused mass displacement, high civilian casualties, and greatly reduced the educational and economic opportunities for women. Sexual violence has reached epidemic proportions, with one report indicating that an average of 48 women are raped[…]

Honouring the Victims of Forced Disappearance in Colombia.

Today is the International Day for the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. A severe violation of human rights, forced disappearance occurs when an individual is secretly abducted from their home, or kidnapped elsewhere, and their whereabouts concealed. A tactic used to place the victim outside the protection of the law, in many cases, these individuals are[…]