Global Voices

Where young women and girls can share what's happening in their countries, what's really on their minds, and their ideas for a better future. A mix of news and narrative.

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Interview with Paola Alvardo, CARE

This is an interview with Paola Alvardo, a CARE team member who works to tackle gender-based violence in Ecuador. Can you explain your role at CARE in detail? I’m working as a psychologist for women and girls in the south near Machala, Ecuador. I give immediate assistance to women who have experienced gender-based violence. I … Continued

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Madina’s Thoughts on the Arrival of Taliban

The Taliban come only to oppress the people and regain power, and the beginning of this repression is freedom of expression. When there is no freedom of expression, fear spreads everywhere and no one can speak, and women are trapped within the four walls of religion, imprisoned. Women become only sexual tools in the hands … Continued

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If the stone is not on the way, I can shine

My gender, and the fact that my eyes are shouting for peace, the right to ask for a little rest on my earth. The faces of the girls and women of my homeland cry out of exhaustion. Their smiles are attached to the day when the sound of iron pieces no longer comes and they … Continued

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When will it be time to start looking at women as equals?

For some women, their wedding day is considered the best day of their lives; it’s the moment they’ve been dreaming about since they were four years old. But many women fear this day. It’s a test for them, whether they’re gonna pass and live or fail and die. Till now, thousands of women are killed … Continued

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