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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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.
"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.
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.
Yesterday, The Gates Foundation released their annual letter on their work that saves and improves lives in developing countries.
The problem of mandatory formalization in financial inclusion
We believe that empowering women economically is not only the right thing to do to honour the world’s commitment to human rights—it is also the smart thing to do for development, economic growth and business.”
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.
Twenty-seven Women for Women International Rwanda Program graduates will be among the hospitality team to support the operations of the new Marriott Hotel in Kigali. The hotel hosted a grand opening today, Tuesday, October 4.
"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.