Our Past Projects
Training for local authority members about women and children’s legal rights under national and international law. Photo credit Oxfam

OurPastProjects

Projects we have worked on

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Our past projects: Creating lasting change

Since 2008, The Circle has worked with experienced partners to support some of the most disempowered women and girls worldwide. Gender discrimination can affect any aspect of a woman's life, which is why throughout the years we have worked on a broad range of issues, including education, economic and political empowerment, providing services to women and girls affected by HIV/AIDS and guaranteeing the protection of women's fundamental rights.


Planting Hope Sri Lanka

Women rice growers in Sri Lanka are back home and ready to roll their sleeves up. Against the odds they’re planting rice fields, building a business, and planning a future they thought they’d never see.


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Leading Lights in Myanmar

In the run up to the 2015 general elections in Myanmar, we supported a project that gave women adequate political and campaigning knowledge and skills, giving them the chance to play a leading role in shaping their country’s future.


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Stepping up protection

Women in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are now better informed, more confident, and better able to protect themselves from the threat of violence.


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Class act

In some of the poorest regions of Niger, thousands of children –especially girls– don't get the chance to go to school. Together, teachers, parents and pupils worked hard to fill classrooms and improve standards.


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Booming Businesses

Decades of conflict have left Liberia’s economy in tatters, and have made jobs difficult to find, especially for women. But, with support from The Circle, two groups of women have been building businesses from the bottom up.


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Lending support

Women in one of the poorest regions of Malawi are putting their new-found business skills to good use, borrowing, investing and making a tidy profit that is benefiting the whole community.


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"Raising Her Voice" with the Maputo Protocol

Enabling women across Africa to speak freely, be heard, and make decisions that influence their community and their country. It’s a powerful image that is the driving force behind the Maputo Protocol.


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Protecting women from Gender-Based Violence in Kenya

The Lawyers Circle brought their skills, experience and knowledge together to support Kenyan Lawyers wishing to protect women from gender-based violence.


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The Pink Rickshaw Initiative

Many women in Pakistan do not work and are tied to the men in their family. The Pink Rickshaw Initiative trains women to become rickshaw drivers and allows them to become economically independent and able to send their children to school.


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Pikin to Pikin Tok

Child to Child and their local partner Pikin to Pikin train children in Sierra Leone to become "young journalists" and create radio programmes which address the issues that boys and girls face, some of which have got worse since the Ebola epidemic.


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