We work with marginalised and disadvantaged women who experience high levels of violence and abuse. Many are socially excluded, denied basic human rights and suffer from multiple forms of intersectional discrimination due to poverty, personal status, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or age.
Women in low-skilled jobs or the informal sector often suffer high levels of violence. We work to combat forced labour conditions, sexual harassment and violence at work, and State failure to protect women workers’ rights.
In a global context of State immigration policies targeting minority ethnic communities and social attitudes of racial intolerance and hate crimes against LGBT people, we work to combat intersectional discrimination and violence.
Unmarried mothers, widows, abandoned and divorced women — who often head households with no legal recognition — are some of the most marginalised and socially excluded groups across the world. We work to support them.
In addition to discrimination and violence, rural women and girls face other barriers to their rights, including health challenges from early marriage and forced pregnancy, and limited agency due to patriarchal cultural norms.