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Bahar: ‘I stand up for women’s inclusion’ 

Bahar is a project participant of Dorcas Iraq.   Bahar: ‘The most pressing need for women in our community is empowerment and gender equality. Women in our community face many challenges, including limited access to education,…

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Abel*: I stand up for women’s rights 

Abel is a Humanitarian Assistance Officer in Yemen.   Abel: ‘Unequal societies are created when people are valued based on characteristics such as skin colour, gender, religion, etc. Discrimination runs rampant and people begin to be…

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Peter: ‘I stand up for the dreams of farmers’

Peter is a Social Empowerment and Protection Expert at Dorcas. Peter is involved with the implementation of the Participatory Integrated Planning (PIP) approach within Dorcas. This approach supports farmers and their families in different countries…

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Solidarity with Ukraine: more urgent than ever

This opinion article is written by Jochem Duinhof. He is a Political Advisor at Dorcas. With this opinion article, he argues for continued support for Ukraine. This article is published in Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad…

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Tabeth: ‘I stand up for Social Justice’ 

Tabeth is the Advocacy Coordinator for the EU-CORD Network based in Brussels.  Tabeth: ‘To commemorate the World Day of Social Justice, I stand up for four principles: human rights, participation, access and equity. By our…

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Nadiia: ‘I stand up for the right to social security’  

Nadiia works as a Project Manager for Dorcas Ukraine   Nadiia: ‘The first thing we Ukrainians lost two years ago when the conflict started, was our sense of security. It does not matter how much money…

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Minsa*: ‘I stand up for the right to proper work‘ 

Minsa (32) is a project participant of Dorcas partner Loyac in Yemen.  Minsa fled with her husband and their five children to Aden from an escalated conflict and bombings in Yemen. They experienced a lot…

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One year after the earthquake in Syria: How did Dorcas support those in need

One year ago, on the 6th of February, earthquakes and strong aftershocks caused great devastation in Syria and Turkey. Syria, already in crisis due to the ongoing conflict, was again hit by a disaster that…

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Update on the situation in Yemen

Several targets in Yemen have been bombed in recent weeks in response to Houthi attacks in and around the Red Sea. At this time, Dorcas Yemen staff, our partners’ staff and our project participants are…

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Latifa: ‘I stand up for girls’ right to education’ 

Latifa is a project participant of Dorcas Tanzania.   Latifa: ‘In our society, girls are isolated during their menstrual period. Many girls do not even have access to sanitary pads and instead have to use pieces…

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Lilian: ‘I stand up for the rights of women and girls’

Lilian is the Country Director of Dorcas Tanzania.   ‘15.3% of all girls from Tanzania do not attend school during menstruation, according to a survey done by UNICEF in 2021. The reasons for this include pain…

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Cor: ‘I stand up for people affected by the consequences of climate change’  

Cor is a former Programme Manager and Country Director at Dorcas. ‘South Sudan is not only plagued by conflicts. It is also prone to flooding due to its relatively low elevation. The country lacks the infrastructure…

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Gilberte: ‘I stand up for the right to safety’

Gilberte (63) participates in a project of Dorcas Lebanon. Gilberte: ‘I stand up for safety because the situation in Lebanon is very insecure. I currently live alone and have no contact with my family due…

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Agnes: ‘We stand up for human rights’

Agnes is the Chief Executive Officer of Dorcas.   Agnes: ‘Human rights and inclusion are woven into the fabric of what Dorcas is and does. In practice, this means we strive for a society in which…

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Sargon: ‘I stand up for the rights of internally displaced persons in Iraq’ 

Sargon is a Programme Manager at Dorcas Iraq.   Sargon: ‘I am deeply committed to advocating for the safety and protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq, as well as ensuring that their fundamental…

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