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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Creating lasting change

We’re not called The Circle for nothing. What goes around, comes around. Which is just a poetic way of saying we’ve supported some great projects in the past that have helped women to come through adversity and build a brighter future.


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

Women in Myanmar know the upcoming election could be a real game changer – an opportunity to step out from the shadows and shine. Their time is now, and they are seizing the day with both hands.


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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 – just wanted the chance to go to school. Together, teachers, parents and pupils have been working 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 for the past five years, two groups of women have been building a business 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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Influencing Change

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 bring their skills, experience and knowledge to support Kenyan Lawyers wishing to protect women from gender-based violence.


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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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We Can Campaign

The We Can campaign was a six-year project which aimed to raise awareness about gender discrimination and violence in South Asia and to help reduce "the social acceptance of violence against women".


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