"It has turned my life by 180 degrees"

"It has turned my life by 180 degrees"

My name is Sharfia Ishag Adam, I am 40 years old and I am a woman farmer living in Gedaref State-Eastern Galabat locality-Madag village.
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Supporting Women Farmers

Supporting Women Farmers

Since 2006, we have reached over 42,000 people (5330 female-headed households and 1880 male-headed households) in 58 villages in the Gadaref State, rain-fed traditional agricultural sector in Eastern Sudan.
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Breaking the Cycle of Inter-generational Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Inter-generational Poverty

Many girls in rural Sudan are discouraged to attend school given the lack of gender-sensitive educational environment – particularly toilets.
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Agents of Change

Agents of Change

In everything we do, we put women and girls first because we believe that they are the agents of change.
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No More FGM

No More FGM

FGM is widely spread in rural Eastern Sudan. It is a harmful practice jeopardizing the lives of many women and girls.
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Our Multi-dimensional Approach

We know that women, girls and other marginalized communities in Sudan struggle and aspire in more than one area of their lives.

EDUCATION & LITERACY

Education is at the heart of what we do. It is a process and opportunity to attain ...
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LIVELIHOODS & CLIMATE CHANGE

We build, boost and transform women’s and their families’ resilience to climate change f...
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WATER & HEALTH

No WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), no women’s HEALTH. Services, Means &...
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HUMAN RIGHTS & PEACE BUILDING

We advocate for the human rights of women, girls and other marginalized communities to b...
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Our Results, Our Stories.

Established in 2000, we have witnessed many empowering stories generated through our work. Here's a few:

Enhancing Educational Environment for Girls

ZWD realizes the importance of education as a basis for any social or economic development. Many young Sudanese girls ...

Boosting Resilient Livelihoods of Women Farmers: Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture

Supporting Women Farmers under Climate Change The Gadaref State is boasting a vibrant agricultural economy, dr...

Combating Gendered Violence: No More FGM

As one of our flagship activities, we fight to stop practicing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is a harmful p...

Reaching the Neglected: Female Prisoners & Sex-Workers

Among the vulnerable communities in Sudan, the lives of female prisoners and sex-workers tend to be ignored by the neg...

Looking for a True Local Partner? We might be THE ONE.

We are partnership driven, working with local and international partners. We are constantly exploring partnerships to yield greater impact, scale and sustainability for the vulnerable communities in Sudan - especially women and girls.

We are internationally recognized.

We have the Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations since 2005. We have won a number of international awards, namely the UNDP Equator Prize in 2012 and the Islamic Development Bank Prize for outstanding achievements in rural development.