The Human Face

Former Nepali combatant picks a new fight… against gender inequality

After the Nepalese Civil War ended, Dambara was left with nothing— until our training turned her into an activist for women’s rights.

Hidden Heroes of a “Faceless War” – a Photo Blog from Yemen

How have two years of war affected ordinary people in Yemen? Learn more about their daily lives, hopes, and struggles with our photo blog.

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

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.

Congolese Army Wife Stands Up Against Domestic Violence

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

Radio Rescue: farmers turn to airwaves over violence in Rwanda

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

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

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.

Freedom From Fear

A childhood marred by war left Pirem afraid and mistrustful of other ethnic groups — until he experienced an unexpected human connection.