International Women's Day 2018
As part of our #MessageToMySister campaign, we asked our amazing supporters around the world to write a message of support to a woman affected by conflict.
A global need for sisterhood
The #messagetomysister campaign was born out of a need to connect more women survivors of war with the global sisterhood.
We know that during times of extreme crisis and suffering, friendships and connections with other women can be just as important as food and shelter. That’s why our training programmes focus on bringing isolated women together and fostering sisterhood.
Our organisation started 25 years ago with a simple letter-writing campaign, creating a human link between women living under siege or in refugee camps, and the outside world.
Ever since, through our sponsorship programme, sponsors and women survivors of war have exchanged letters of hope and support. These letters are a vital lifeline, connecting a woman who has experienced the worst of humaity with someone who believes in her.
The #MessageToMySister campaign offers a way to connect even more women on our programme with the power of the global sisterhood.
Your incredible response
When we called for messages around International Women's Day 2018, we couldn't have imagined such an inspiring response. From schools to workplaces, to our ambassadors and patrons - you wrote incredible messages of solidarity to women survivors of war.
A special delivery
Every single one of your messages, whether submitted online, written on a postcard or shared on social media was translated and sent to a woman survivor of war on our programme.
Women who received the messages have expressed how moved they were to know that someone across the world had taken the time to send them a personal message of support. Your words have had extraordinary power.