The Human Face

Mama Gender

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Freedom From Fear

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

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2016 #CGAwards: Raed Othman

Producer, writer, media guru: Raed Othman is all of that, and much more. With his TV and radio shows, he’s bringing together Palestinians and Israelis in unprecedented ways.

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2016 #CGAwards: Maryam and Janet

Surrounded by interreligious violence, two teenagers from Nigeria – one Muslim, one Christian – have become powerful voices of unity and resilience.