Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, had the chance to meet her sister, Brigitte, whilst visiting our inspiring programme participants in Rwanda.
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.
Written by Isobel Mathews for Women for Women International
“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
By Jenna Presta, Women for Women International Communications Intern
Every day, Afghan people are confronted by war, government instability, and terrorism which have pervaded this nation for decades. These volatile factors have impacted women directly.
This New Year continues to bring political unrest and devastation to millions of people around the world, including those countries within which we work such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
This week only, every donation you make to Women for Women International’s work is doubled at no extra cost to you. When you make a one-time gift, your donation will be matched £1 for £1...which means your gift will go twice as far to helping women survivors of war.
Stay tuned to find out how you can double your impact and make a difference in the lives of these incredible survivors of war.
"I saw first-hand how your support can go such a long way, and not only benefits the women in our programme, but also their families and communities," writes Nicola Casey, our Senior Philanthropy Manager, about her recent visit to Rwanda.