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.
The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate. Famine, violence, and government strife have forced millions of citizens to flee their homes, becoming internally displaced people, or flee making them a refugee in a foreign country.
The plight of Syrian refugees has taken center stage in 2017. The horrors of Aleppo continue to shock the world and urges us all to do more to help ease the suffering.
Women for Women International has an amazing opportunity. We have been selected as one of two non-profit partners to be featured in the Financial Times. If you are an employee there, please vote for Women for Women International to be your charity partner for 2017-18.
Rabia is a mother who has 6 children.
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.
Sheiran, 32 (left) and Kabira, 38 (right) are sisters. Like most sisters, they laugh, learn and grow together. Unlike most sisters, they’ve had to brave separation, war and missiles to get to safety.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work, both formal and informal, is rapidly changing for women.
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.