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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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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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"I saw first-hand how your support can go such a long way, and not only benefits the women in our programme, but also their families and communities,"  writes Nicola Casey, our Senior Philanthropy Manager, about her recent visit to Rwanda. 

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“When a woman in our program has the courage to tell her Life Skills trainer ‘I have been raped,’ we refer her to Panzi Hospital,” explains WfWI – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Acting Country Director

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