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Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We're changing the world one woman at a time.

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, had the chance to meet her sister, Brigitte, whilst visiting our inspiring programme participants in Rwanda.

July 20, 2017

Marginalised women survivors of conflict are not a homogenous group and have complex, individual immediate and long-term needs. For nearly 25 years, Women for Women International has worked with a variety of women displaced by conflict, including refugees. Our experience shows us that women need to see their immediate needs addressed but also very quickly they need support to live a normal life as quickly as possible.

June 20, 2017

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down with CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour at our annual Luncheon, which raised $1.2 million for women survivors of war. They discussed the importance of women's involvement in peace and security around the world.

May 25, 2017

 Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. 

May 22, 2017

“At the community level, I am active, especially in some cases related to women. I advise women, and people in the community are happy about my activities.” Women for Women International - Afghanistan graduate

May 22, 2017

Our new Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Sara Bowcutt, just returned from a visit to Women for Women International in Kosovo. She shares her impressions of how our presence in Kosovo has helped foster a sense of community after the devastation of war. 

May 2, 2017