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#MessageToMySister 2018

#MessageToMySister Campaign 2018

On International Women's Day 2018, 1,200 of you sent messages of hope and support to women survivors of war.

This message from Rea in England says: "We are all human, therefore we can all achieve greatness with limited resources because success starts and ends with you."

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.


I appreciate your cards and your words. I thank you so much for your support. Thanks to Women for Women International I can now provide my children with basic school needs.

Rhoda, Women for Women International - Nigeria

Your incredible response

You sent over 1,200 messages from 61 countries

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.

Photo: Aiden O'Neill

Want to join the 2019 campaign?

Get involved with the 2019 #MessageToMySister campaign.