World Refugee Day

By | June 30th, 2017|Maternal Health, Middle East, Refugees|

GO Policy and Research Officer, Faeezah Hussain, travelled to Lebanon in May as part of our hygiene pack distribution for Syrian women in refugee camps. This World Refugee Day, she reflects upon her time in Bar Elias and meeting courageous women like Bara'a, a mother of three who still experiences trauma and anxiety when recalling the birth [...]

Bara’a only dreams to send her children to school

By | June 12th, 2017|Global Health, Maternal Health, Middle East, Refugees|

“I felt fear, fear…You want the child, but you don’t want the child.” No mother should fear the safety of their newborn when giving birth. But for Bara’a, a mother of three living in a camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, the trauma surrounding the birth of her youngest child, Rouba, four years ago will always remain [...]

NEWS: Menstruation Should Not Be A Taboo

By | May 31st, 2017|Global Health, Islam, Women Empowerment|

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, our Asia Programme Manager, Aleena Khan, shares her personal reflections of feeling guilt during her periods growing up and overcoming the taboos and cultural norms, which unfortunately often link menstruation to shame. Ramadan Reflections: Menstruation Should Not Be A Taboo My relationship with periods has been complex; as is the case for many Muslim [...]

A 14 year old’s heart-wrenching tale from Beqaa Valley

By | May 28th, 2017|Global Health, Islam, Maternal Health, Middle East, Refugees, Women Empowerment, Youth|

This Menstrual Hygiene Day we reflect on the courage and strength from the girls and women we met during our recent hygiene pack distribution to Lebanon’s largest Syrian refugee camp in Beqaa Valley. When you stand in Bar Elias, Beqaa Valley, you can look across the mountains to Syria. Bekaa valley is home to the [...]

EVENT: #MenstruationMatters in Islam – Workshop

By | May 22nd, 2017|Global Health, Islam, Women Empowerment|

Do you have a code word for period or sanitary pads in front of your dad and brothers? Do you still wake up for suhur during Ramadan when you're on your period? Does your brother threaten to tell your parents that you didn't really pray when you had to pretend you did? Global One is [...]

Abdia can now send her children to school!

By | May 12th, 2017|Africa, Agriculture, Islam, Livelihoods|

Our sustainable Islamic Farming project has empowered women like Abdia Mursal in Garissa County, the sole breadwinner for a family of five, to become self-sufficient, support her family and even send her children to school. Not only has the project improved livelihoods of the local community but it has also implemented eco-friendly farming methods to [...]

World Immunization Week with Aina Khan

By | April 28th, 2017|Asia, Global Health, Maternal Health, Uncategorized|

Journalist and commentator Aina Khan recently travelled with Global One as part of the UK diaspora to help raise awareness of polio eradication efforts. This World Immunization Week, she reflects upon her recent trip and highlights the lives of the unsung heroes who are integral to the eradication of this deadly disease! In January earlier this year, [...]

Happy International Women’s Day from Nigeria

By | March 20th, 2017|Africa, Global Health, Maternal Health, Women Empowerment|

Our country officer in Nigeria, Chioma, shares what Internation Women's Day 2017 means for women in Kano State, Nigeria. It’s International Women’s Day, and what does that mean to the average woman in Magami, Kano state who is not even aware that such a day exists? Only one of the women was aware of the day from [...]

NEWS: Shifting the Narrative for Women on the Frontline of Pakistan’s Polio Eradication

By | March 20th, 2017|Asia, Global Health, News, Women Empowerment|

Our Asia Programme Manager, Aleena Khan, reports on the unsung heroes fighting to eradicate polio in Pakistan in this captivating article for Vaccines Work. Shifting the Narrative for Women on the Frontline of Pakistan’s Polio Eradication Tayyuba Gul routinely visits an average of ten households a day in Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. As she [...]

REPORT: More Than Half: The Effects of Statelessness on Syrian Refugee Women

By | March 7th, 2017|Global Health, Middle East, Refugees, Women Empowerment|

More Than Half: The Effects of Statelessness on Syrian Refugee Women from a Faith-based Perspective, is our long-anticipated report detailing the needs of Muslim women in refugee and IDP camps. With over half of refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and individuals seeking asylum being women, the report focuses on providing recommendations and opportunities to governmental agencies and [...]

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