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Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

As Brexit looms and the UK forges a new path outside the EU, foreign aid should remain part of the Global Britain aspiration. Tackling gender inequality that locks women in poverty is key to bringing about long-term sustainable change.

Manu Yaa has been working for six years to end violence against women and girls in Ghana.

‘I’m free with people. I like helping my community.’ Manu Yaa lives with her daughter in Brong Ahafo, Ghana, where she’s a member of her village’s anti-violence team. Manu says there used to be a lot of violence against women and children in her community, but after six years of her team’s work this has reduced considerably. Here’s how they’ve brought down violence in Brong Ahafo: