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Mama Gender

Nigeria’s ‘Mama Gender’: from child bride to gender activist

by Jessica Murrey

on March 9, 2017

Known as ‘Mama Gender,’ Nigeria’s Ene Ede is working to ensure that women are equally represented in politics, media, business, and within the home.

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Congolese Army Wife Stands Up Against Domestic Violence

by Search - DRC

on March 3, 2017

Inspired by Search – DRC’s human rights training for the Congolese Army, Sylvie launched her own program to protect women from domestic violence.

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Problem or partner? Why Nigeria matters to the U.S.

by Olubukola Ademola-Adelehin and Katie Smith

on February 18, 2017

Security, governance, and regional leadership are three areas where the U.S. and Nigeria must work together.


Radio Rescue: farmers turn to airwaves over violence in Rwanda

by Massimiliano Colonna

on February 12, 2017

Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of listeners across Rwanda tune into a radio show that became a lifeline for farmers at risk of losing everything.

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The Crossroads of Security and Compassion: we’re safer with #MoreAllies

by Shamil Idriss

on February 10, 2017

Shamil Idriss, President of Search for Common Ground, explains how the travel ban affects efforts to counter violent extremism.


A visit from the U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic

by Search - Central African Republic

on February 3, 2017

We were honored to receive the visit of H.E. Jeffrey Hawkins, the U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic.

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Bend it like Beckham: a girl’s love of football changes Nepali village

by Ayush Joshi and Sharm Tharu

on January 27, 2017

14-year-old Samsun is a Muslim girl living in Southern Nepal. Search for Common Ground’s Football Clinic unleashed the social activist within her.