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Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, had the chance to meet her sister, Brigitte, whilst visiting our inspiring programme participants in Rwanda.

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By Sabreen Alikhan, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer - WfWI
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The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate. Famine, violence, and government strife have forced millions of citizens to flee their homes, becoming internally displaced people, or flee making them a refugee in a foreign country.

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Arzie, a graduated woman from the Women for Women International Kosovo program, has donated 5,000 raspberry seedlings to 88 women across the country.

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Rabia is a mother who has 6 children.

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“Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy.” Inspiring words from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Option B.

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Today we commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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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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Depending on where she lives, a woman's chances of surviving child birth vary dramatically. With a new addition to her family, Katie Allen, our Policy and Programme Grants Manager, considers the differences between her families experience of childbirth compared with the experiences of the women that participate in Women for Women International programmes. 

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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.

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