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In modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.

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

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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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In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children.

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In her small shop in the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center, 65-year-old Fazila sells flowers to mourners and visitors who come to honor and remember the 8,000 men and boys who were massacred there in July 1995.

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We are excited to share with you an interview with Beverly Thompson, a Women for Women International super-supporter who recently visited Rwanda.

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From starting a new business to finishing school, the women we serve around the world are making plans to achieve their goals in 2016. With strength and determination, they are moving forward to build a new life for themselves and their families. 

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From starting a new business to finishing school, the women we serve around the world are making plans to achieve their goals in 2016. With strength and determination, they are moving forward to build a new life for themselves and their families. 

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War has taken a lot from Solange. Her husband and three of her children were all killed by rebels, and she was raped four times by armed men in her home village in the DRC.

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