Evelyn A. Ankumah
Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)
Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is woman initiated and women led, and has a commitment to gender equality.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.
Now that I have told my story in Hague Girls Part One: Fleeing, I commit to ensure that it gets the broad publicity it deserves, to inspire African women, women of colour, and women everywhere, to come forward with their own stories of gendered violence and discrimination. It is through the publication of such stories that new forms of violence and discrimination can be exposed.
I further commit, through my work at Africa Legal Aid, and with publication of Hague Girls Part One: Fleeing to engage with and support women, giving them access to national, regional and international justice fora to tell their stories. Victims of human rights crimes should be seen and heard. Indeed, telling stories is the first step towards women tackling gender discrimination and human rights violations, to ensure accountability, redress, and change.