Country-based Staff

Women for Women International staff mourn the loss of a valued colleague killed while advancing our life-changing work in Afghanistan.

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Violeta Mulaj meticulously flipped through her portfolio booklet of handicrafts and tailoring works. An old sewing table and machine sat in the corner, and its creations hung from every spare space and ledge.

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Violeta Mulaj meticulously flipped through her portfolio booklet of handicrafts and tailoring works. An old sewing table and machine sat in the corner, and its creations hung from every spare space and ledge.

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The WfWI-Afghanistan trainers do much more than just deliver lessons. In the midst of insecurity, uncertainty and fear, they work to create an environment where vital social bonds can develop and strengthen, breaking the isolation caused by years of war and repression.

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Thousands of dresses fluttered from washing lines strung across the football pitch in Pristina, Kosovo on Friday as our staff and Kosovo Country Director Iliriana Gashi joined their country’s leaders and citizens at an art installation to raise awareness for survivor

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From WfWI trainer to Provincial Council Member in Parwan, Afghanistan, Hosai Bayani’s unlikely journey demonstrates the impact women leaders are having on a changing country.

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For Phibi, a program graduate in Nigeria, a small savings bank made from mud clay represents the power she has to change her life – and the life of her daughter, too.

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Edita Veseli, a Life Skills manager for WfWI-Kosovo, shares the story of how women in the program inspire her and each other.

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Political instability ended Makfire’s dreams of graduating from college, but it didn't stop her from trying to reach her potential. A student at the University of Pristina in Kosovo in the 1990s, she remembers how the school was forced to close its classrooms.

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At the end of each year of teaching, Philomene would challenge the women in her class: “Are you going to stop improving now that the program is over?”

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