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In modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.

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In light of International Women’s Day next week, we would like to draw attention to the issues of insecurity and the ways in which this affects the women we work with.

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Onyishi Bukola Adeola serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Nigeria, where she manages programmes that have served more than 57,000 women since 2000.

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Onyishi Bukola Adeola serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Nigeria, where she manages programs that have served more than 57,000 women since 2000.

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In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children.

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“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.

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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege for being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people!

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Laurie Adams is the President of Women for Women International (WfWI), a leading global organization dedicated to working with women survivors of war. With more than 25 years of experience working in international development and human rights, Ms.

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On November 11, 2015, Women for Women International honored Dr. Denis Mukwege at the 2015 Annual Gala in New York for his tireless work to advocate for an end to sexual violence in conflict.

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Thousands of dresses fluttered from washing lines strung across the football pitch in Pristina, Kosovo on Friday as our staff and Kosovo Country Director Iliriana Gashi joined their country’s leaders and citizens at an art installation to raise awareness for survivors of sexual violence during the Kosovo War.

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