Women's empowerment

"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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By Jenna Presta, Women for Women International Communications Intern
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Our friends at Wanderlust + Co have joined us to celebrate International Women's Day

Blog by Jenn Low, founder of Wanderlust + Co 

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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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UPDATE ON SYRIAN REFUGEE COMMITMENT: Over the past year, Women for Women International has been able to witness firsthand the dangers and obstacles faced by Syrian refugees, especially women. We want to express our gravest concerns over the most recent travel ban.

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Florence, Godelive, and Nazera did not have a say in the U.S. election, and yet it may have a profound effect on their lives.

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The problem of mandatory formalization in financial inclusion

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Join us on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, for a Virtual Rally for Women’s Rights

Why do you support women’s rights? Have you thought about why it is important to you?

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8 November, 2016 – H.E. Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, the First Lady of Rwanda, and the First Lady Mrs. ‎Claudine Talon of Benin, toured the Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center near Kayonza today.

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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.”

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