women’s rights

The peace, security and prosperity of the United States rests heavily on peace, security and prosperity around the world. Women for Women International believes that the United States can best promote our own national interests by remaining engaged in the world aroun

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"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. 

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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.

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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.

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"I wanted to share with you my impressions and to tell you how grateful I am to you because seeing the impact of our work here and meeting so many women has inspired me deeply," writes our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt.

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Before joining Women for Women International in Nigeria, Rifkatu worked tirelessly to make a living through farming and trading in order to provide for her family.

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Our Sponsorship Spotlight will feature supporters who generously support our work.

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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.

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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.

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"We hope that we can return to where we lived before,” says Kabira, “Without war, without fear, without persecution. We want to rebuild our lives and our country.”

Please take a moment to imagine this. 

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