Mary Wandia and Neelanjana Mukhia

Mary Wandia and Neelanjana Mukhia reflect on the struggle to free women from violence, the ravages of HIV/AIDS and the effects of conflict

Women and girls encounter violence in their homes, communities, schools, workplaces, streets, markets, police stations and hospitals. Violence, or the threat of it, not only causes physical and psychological harm to women and girls, it also limits their access to and participation in society because the fear of violence circumscribes their freedom more