Sparks of Hope

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 ...

Managing pain and providing care for children living with HIV and cancer

Palliative care is an essential part of any healthcare system. Pain and symptom management and a loving, safe environment are invaluable for people living with serious illnesses and their families, ...

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 ...

Preparing the next generation of health professionals

Of the over 100 million people living in The Philippines, many still lack access to basic healthcare. The healthcare system in the country has often been described as “fragmented”, with ...

MamaYe-E4A: Ensuring mothers and babies survive pregnancy and childbirth

Every day, around 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, and 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries. In Nigeria alone, 109 women die each ...