Meet Maria Munir

Maria, the founder of our women-led safehouses, has dedicated her life to protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls. Maria was born in Addis Ababa to a large family of 13 girls and 4 boys. Her primary education was at the Cathedral School – people in her community used to wonder why […]

Mekedes’ Story

Mekedes’ Story The term “stay home to stay safe” is now very familiar to us, but for many women worldwide home is not a place of safety. In Ethiopia, nearly a quarter of women and girls are subjected to gender-based violence. Girls like Mekedes. Mekedes left her parents in rural Ethiopia to join an older brother in […]