women's equality

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

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Yesterday, The Gates Foundation released their annual letter on their work that saves and improves lives in developing countries.

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

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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.

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“We have survived a war. There are still kids who don’t know if their parents are alive, don’t have anything to eat or books to go to school.

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August 3rd marks the commemoration of the 2014 genocide perpetrated by ISIS against the Yezidis in Sinjar and Nineveh Plains, Iraq.

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Earlier this month, we were pleased to introduce Laurie Adams as Women for Women International’s new President, leading our global efforts to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

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“Inclusivity changes the dynamic in the long term. Immediately after the [Libyan] revolution, a lot of women were excluded from the conversation.

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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege for being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people!

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On November 11, 2015, Women for Women International honored Dr. Denis Mukwege at the 2015 Annual Gala in New York for his tireless work to advocate for an end to sexual violence in conflict.

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