Sparks of Hope

#WalkTogether is building a bright web of hope made up of stories of Sparks of Hope. These are communities building a movement for the freedoms we value - and which Mandela dedicated his life to the achievement of.

Taking on India’s domestic violence epidemic

While India is making strides towards gender equality in many areas, it has yet to shake the harsh reality that it is the most dangerous place on earth to be ...

The women bringing justice to victims of domestic violence in Moldova

Domestic and gender-based violence is a deeply rooted problem that exists in every country of the world. In Moldova, approximately 63% of women have suffered from at least one form ...

The power of legal aid to support vulnerable and marginalised workers

Migrant workers represent an extremely vulnerable population group within Israeli society. For those employed in low-paid sectors such as caregiving, housecleaning and agriculture, rights violations are common, including payment below ...

Protecting the rights of Kenya’s Indigenous People

There are roughly 14 groups in Kenya who self identify as indigenous peoples, and they can be roughly categorised as either hunter-gatherers such as the Ogiek, Sengwer and Sanya or ...

Combatting impunity in a collapsed state

The Democratic Republic of Congo is often described as the epitome of a collapsed state; torn by complex conflicts on regional, national and local levels. Rebel factions have been fighting ...

Justice for migrant workers

Two-thirds of Kuwait’s population are migrant workers. Travelling predominantly from South and South-East Asia, most migrate to Kuwait to work in construction or as domestic workers. Migrant workers are vulnerable ...

Saying no more to “honour killings” in Pakistan

Violence against women and murder in the name of “honour” remains widespread in Pakistan. In most reported cases, the harshest punishments on grounds of “honour” come from male-dominated jirgas, tribal ...

Brave Movements Need Brave Funders for Social Justice

Activists and grassroots movements are essential catalysts for social change. Their tireless efforts to stand up against injustice and demand accountability have throughout history forced those in authority to take ...

A light in the dark for social justice in Egypt’s ‘digital black hole’

Egypt is one of many countries in the world where freedom of expression, association and assembly are commonly suppressed. Those wishing to speak freely about the political situation in their ...

Namati: Empowering Access to the Right to Health

Of the 7.6 billion in the world, over four billion live outside the protection of the law. The legal empowerment movement is trying to rectify this injustice. Legal empowerment is ...