"Despite numerous obstacles and challenges, International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate an exciting future for women’s rights and gender equality. Sponsor a sister today and help us to transform the lives of women survivors of war," shares our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt.
Women for Women International staff mourn the loss of a valued colleague killed while advancing our life-changing work in Afghanistan.
Our Policy and Programme Grants Manager, Katie Allen, recently visited Nigeria and had the opportunity to learn more about the powerful impact of engaging men in women's empowerment. Read her blog here.
WfWI’s partner, Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), based at the Khanke IDP camp in the Duhok Province in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), caters to the needs of 640 Yezidi women, most of whom are former ISIS hostages.
Breaking Silos: Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals
In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children.
"Participating in the progamme changed how I feel – I am more free and friendly," shares programme graduate Sylhane.
“Men must stand shoulder to shoulder with women. Men have a responsibility to speak out in their own communities for the women they love,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege.
Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege for being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people!
"I thought only men have rights to everything. I never believed that I have rights."