• To Cut And Cleanse?

    Over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries across the world have suffered Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is an age-old custom exercised in many parts of the world, especially in African and Middle Eastern communities to ‘cleanse’ the girl before she is married off. A horrific tradition...
  • From the Edge of Despair

    This article was previously published in our special edition on Violence Against Women.   “Domestic violence has been identified as a major cause of women andchildren becoming homeless, especially when there is insufficient protection by law enforcement officials or by the legal system itself. Conversely, fear of homelessness might compel women...
  • On Human Bondage

    It is an oft repeated sentiment by the young and old, particularly in Eastern societies, that marriages are made in heaven. A notion romanticized in storybooks, TV dramas and on the silver-screen; but in reality, it may be far from truth. While the notion of falling in love and...
  • Perverting Marital Bliss

    Marking the International Human Rights Day, Liz Guantai writes about marital rape in Kenya; the Neglected Human Rights Violation....
  • Weaving Safe Spaces for Kenyan Youth

    TAP Africa’s founder, Gladys Muthara retraces her steps from violence to victory and how her journey has empowered the African youth, resulting in her receiving the prestigious VSO Impact Beyond Volunteering” Award 2018 by VSO/ICS....
  • HERstoryForVAWG: Bette Levy

    Ananke’s HERstory series showcases Bette Levy – an eminent US-based advocate with a focus on disabilities, domestic violence and more....
  • HERstoryForVAW: Fehmida Riaz

    Ananke remember a visionary from Pakistan, celebrating Fehmida Riaz in the #16DaysofActivism campaign....
  • HERstoryForVAW: Saba Khalid

    Ananke launches it 16 days of Activism campaign, HERstoryForVAW by celebrating Pakistani activist Saba Khalid....
  • Shunning Social Norms Disempowering Women

    IIFMENA 2018 presents expert insights on making the MENA region more sensitive to needs of young women....