Onjali Rauf
Onjali Rauf has over 17 years experience of working for, studying, and researching issues prevalent within the women’s rights sector in the UK.

In October 2011 she founded Making Herstory: a self-styled women’s rights mobilisation unit which works to find new ways of bridging the gap between fantastic individuals/organisations already working to end the abuse, trafficking and enslavement of women and girls worldwide, and people on the ground who are hungry for change.


Entries by Onjali Rauf

A World of Blood and Honey: How this Week's Global Summit Has Already Begun to Change Us All

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2014 | (09:14)


"If I have a hope, it is that people will see this... and begin to understand what sexual violence means, what it does, and its true impact. For it seems unthinkable that twenty years after Sarajevo, the same destruction of cities and of...

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The New Modern Slavery Bill: Has It Got What It Takes?

(0) Comments | Posted 31 January 2014 | (09:49)


It's been over 200 years since Wilberforce's Slave Trade Act of 1807 and exactly 150 since Lincoln's 13th Amendment: yet there are more slaves in the world than ever. Will this one Act be the stopper we need?

"Slavery is founded in the...

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Porn On the Brain... Whether You Like It or Not

(3) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (15:02)

A few weeks ago, I joined the London Feminist Network in the leafy haven of Bloomsbury for one single purpose: to form a line of women, clad in white body suits and pollution masks, outside the Radisson Blu Hotel.


Because unknown to...

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The Black vs White Frontiers of Feminism - and Why the Time to Cross Them Is Now

(0) Comments | Posted 15 August 2013 | (18:43)

This past week, something extraordinary has been happening on Twitter: women of every colour and creed from the world over have gathered on a digital battlefield and, under the banner of a small blue bird and with cries of #solidarityisforwhitewomen!, have charged forth, wielding their 140-characters for one...

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Two Weeks on and Striking More Than One Chord: Malala - A Fearless Return to Back-to-Basics Feminism

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (12:19)

Two weeks ago today, Malala Yousafzai, wrapped in the shawl of Benazir Bhutto, arose from the UN Secretary General's (willingly vacated) seat to give a speech that shook the world to its core. On par with the infamous speeches made by her own stated heroes, from Mahatma Gandhi to Martin...

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