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Please find below a Press Statement on the Women’s Consultation Forum held from 30 – 31 October 2017. Press Statement – 5 Nov 2017



Hope for Women (HFW) is a non-profit organization aimed at ending violence against women and girls, protecting and promoting women’s rights and empowering women and girls to ensure gender equality and equity. Key areas of our work include the promotion of women’s rights in Islam, raising public awareness for preventing violence against women, and promoting […]



South Asian Women’s Alliance (SAWA) is in the process of conducting a regional study to understand the nature of conflict in South Asia region over the years. The study is being led by Ms. Nazish Brohi, a renowned scholar, analyst and journalist. The research for the study will be a combination of a desk review […]



Legal Consultancy Opportunity

FLC seeks a Legal Consultant to provide legal aid and research the legal system and undertake trial monitoring. The Legal Consultant is expected to work with the FLC Task Team. Deadline for application is 29th September 2016, 3pm. Please refer to the ToR below for further details: tor-flc-legal-consultant



Press Statement of 30 December 2015

Dhivehi Press Statement – 30th December 2015  View English Press Statement – 30th December 2015  View 



Press Statement and Letter by HRCM

Letter by HRCM



Letter to Maldives Police Service

Letter



Press Statement – HFW 24 Feb 2014



Press Statement

Press Statement Hope for Women expressing concern over the possible violation of the rights of  women and girls in regards to the recent political unrest in Male’.



Statement



Family Legal Clinic Press Release

Family Legal Clinic Press Release Dhivehi Family Legal Clinic Press Release English



Statement – Hope for Women



GAWG membership form

GAWG membership application



Press Statement – Hope for Women



The Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA), has made amendments to their Corporate Governance Code, making it mandatory for all companies registered in the Maldivian Stock Exchange to have at least two women on their Directorial Boards as of this year. Additionally, they state that these Directorial Boards must consist of at least 30% women by […]



On 3rd January 2014 Hope for Women in collaboration with UNDP and Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) began the Leadership Camp for Girls (LCG) at the Institute of Governance and Development at Bandos Island Resort and Spa that concluded on 9th January 2014. The 7 day long leadership camp came to an end on the 9th of January 2014, […]

A three day long gender sensitization workshop was held in Laviyani Niafaru from 10th  till 12th  December 2013 in Naifaru. The workshop was initiated by Naifaru Juvenile which was supported by Hope for Women, Ministry of Health and Gender in an effort to create awareness  in increase the participation of women and girls in the […]

The training of trainers was conducted from 1st till 5th  December 2013 for duration of 5 days in Male’. The training  was aimed at fostering a group of gender experts as trainers and building their capacity on gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights issues in the Maldives. This was the second batch of trainers […]

Hope for Women has taken part in the Maldivian  Women’s  Vision and is fully committed in sharing our resources, technical support and resource person for the empowerment of women and girls to bring to the reality the vision of all women and girls, creating a equal and safe society for all. The first series was […]

On the 2nd of November 2013, Hope for Women participated in the working session to review the Dhivehi translation of the Gender Training of Trainers Manual prepared by the Ministry of Gender, Family and Human Rights, along with the first batch of gender trainers who were trained in October 2012. This training manual will be […]

From October 26 to October 29, Hope for Women participated in the first of a series of workshops organized by UNDP under their Civil Society Capacity Building Initiative. This comprehensive one-year capacity development program for Maldivian civil society organizations was launched on the 26th of October by the Integrated Governance Program (IGP) of UNDP, with […]

Hope for Women has taken part in the Political Empowerment of Women Training Programmer conducted by  Democracy House in partnership with UNDP and the Institute of Governance and Development.  The first batch of training’s  were held from 28th October to 30th October 2013 for women who are interested in taking leadership roles at national and […]

Hope for Women has contributed to the Health Sector’s Response to GBV workshop conducted by Ministry of Health and supported by UNFPA. In response to the Domestic Violence Act, Hope for Women is supporting the Ministry of Health to develop the capacity to respond to survivors of gender based violence. For survivors of domestic abuse, […]

Third Women’s Forum

On the 3rd of October, Hope for Women hosted the third round of a series of women’s forums.  These forums are aimed at establishing a network of women leaders to discuss women’s rights issues.  The purpose of the forum is to establish a platform for these women leaders, who are active in various areas of the […]

As a part of Commonwealth Change makers social action project,  Hope for Women’s social action project under the title To Stand has worked collaboratively with a local author named Ahmed Iqbal (IQ) and published a  novel. To Stand is the Social Action Project (SAP) of Hope for Women as the part of the ‘Commonwealth Change […]

ICT Workshop

1st September 2013 On Saturday the 31st of August 2013, our IT partner Graphy in collaboration with our organization held a full-day Information, Communication and Technology workshop for our staff,volunteers and other interested individuals.  The workshop was held at the Hulhumale’ Pre-School. The objective of this workshop was to provide our staff and volunteers with […]

On the 22nd of August, Thursday, Hope for Women participated in Democracy House’s workshop to validate the findings of the Domestic Violence Act review.  Various stake holders from both government bodies and NGOs participated in this workshop. The objectives of the legal review was to identify overlaps, legal conflicts and gaps both within the act […]

This week, Hope for Women participated in the two-day Workshop on Conflict Analysis organized by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the international NGO Search for Common Ground (SFCG).  The workshop was targeted towards various NGO groups in Male’, including ACC, TM, […]

On 30th July 2013 we  launched our website as a new tool to reach to the public and as a mean to disseminate information and actively involve the public in the discussions, activities, campaigns and events. The website was launched by the Minister of Gender, Family and Human Rights Dr Aamal Ali. One of the […]

Hope for Women sponsored two participants to take part in KARAMAH’s Law and Leadership Summer Program from June 17th to July 5th 2013, held in Washington, DC. KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights) is a US based educational organization that focuses on the domestic and global issues of human rights for Muslims, seeking to […]

From April to June 2013, Hope for Women conducted workshops on Violence Against Women at select secondary schools and colleges.  The workshops were targeted towards students, teachers and parents of these institutions. Sessions were held at Aminiya School, Dharumavantha School, Villa International High, Center for Higher Secondary Education and the Faculty of Education in Male’.  […]

Hope for Women has complied a booklet containing a condensed version of the most important aspects of the DV act.  The booklet includes the definition of domestic violence, how to report a case and seek protection, and the responsibilities of service providers. Copies of this booklet have now been printed and are currently being distributed […]

Hope for Women sponsored two individuals to attend the Gender Diversity and Social Transformation course hosted by the NGO Vishtar of Bangalore. This training was held in India from May 1st to May 30th. The course aimed towards dealing with emerging issues and incorporating a gender and diversity perspective into the work of civil society […]

Second Women’s Forum

  On the 15th of May, Hope for Women hosted the second round of a series of women’s forums.  These forums are aimed at establishing a network of women leaders to discuss women’s rights issues.  The purpose of the forum is to establish a platform for these women leaders, who are active in various areas […]

First Women’s Forum

On the 22nd of April, Hope for Women hosted the first round of a series of women’s forums.  These forums aim at establishing a network of women leaders to discuss women’s rights issues.  The purpose of the forums is to establish a platform for these women leaders, who are active in various areas of the […]



Global statistics show that one in three women in the planet is subject to being beaten or raped in her lifetime.  This means that a staggering one billion women are victims of physical and sexual violence across the world.  One Billion Rising is a campaign launched by US feminist and playwright Eve Ensler as a […]