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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2016 #CGAwards: Sunaina

In Nepal, women have faced years of oppression and inequality. But after participating in a Search for Common Ground training, Sunaina was inspired to show women’s essentialness to the country through an ancient art form called Mithila.

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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.


Madam Prime Minister

Introducing the first female (and fictional) Prime Minister of Nepal.

Samsun in the training grounds

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.


Way Forward – Implementing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Nepal

Search for Common Ground Nepal launched the consolidated report on ‘Women, Peace and Security Agenda’ in Nepal. The consolidated report is part of ‘Strengthening the Implementation of Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal: Towards the Implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820′, a project spearheaded by the Government of Nepal and UN Women, funded by the Government of Finland.

The report indicates that over the project period violence against women has decreased by 10%, including the violence and discrimination associated with social norms. The evidence also reflects that more than half of the women in the project districts are active in decision-making.

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Champion of women’s rights in Nigeria addresses UN Security Council

Our own Fatima Askira will brief the UN Security Council on January 12.