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Sadia, a Women for Women International participant in South Sudan. Photo Credit: Charles Atiki Lomodong

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Recent coverage

Attacked, raped and made a refugee during the Kosovo war

22 APRIL, 2019 | THE INDEPENDENT

This month's instalment in the Forgotten Women series features one of our programme graduates from Kosovo, Sihana, who was raped during the Kosovo war in 1999. Read her story as she talks about her experience of the war, the effect of it 20 years on and how it has changed her life forever.

5 Minutes With Sonder & Tell

21 MARCH, 2019 | WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

Read the interview with Sonder & Tell co-founders Emily and Kate as they discuss how the Comfort Zones project came together and how they are leaving their own comfort zones behind.

My Family Fled Kosovo to Escape The War...

29 MARCH, 2019 | THE TELEGRAPH

Rita Ora is using her platform to give back to the women in her home country by supporting Women for Women International. “Being Kosovan is who I am as a woman: it's what I represent, it's everything I've learnt from my parents, right down to my morals.”

The Luxury Car Boot Sale That's Making A Difference

23 MARCH, 2019 | VOGUE

The shopping event of the year is back and not to be missed! Last year’s #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale in aid of Women for Women International welcomed over 1,500 shoppers and raised more than £222,000.

Brita Fernandez Schmidt on Empowering Women with NET-A-PORTER

7 MARCH, 2019 | YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt talks to the YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group about the impact of their support for Women for Women International and the importance of businesses joining the movement for equality.

How to Make the World a Better Place for Women

06 MARCH, 2019 | HARPERS BAZAAR

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt shares a message of hope ahead of International Women’s Day by outlining five ways we can achieve change for women who find themselves in harsh circumstances.

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Leaving No Woman Behind

21 JANUARY, 2019 | IMPAKTER

The Global Goals are underpinned by a commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’. Our Head of Policy and Advocacy, Carron Mann, writes for Impakter on how governments and the international community can reach marginalised women and prevent the women we serve from being further left behind.

The Nobel Peace Prize Awards Must be Backed by Action

10 DECEMBER, 2018 | THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, reflects on the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their work towards eliminating sexual violence in conflict.

#SheInspiresMe Auction 2018

29 OCTOBER, 2018 | LONDON LIVE

Watch our Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt's interview on London Live where she talks about the amazing lots that have been donated to our #SheInspiresMe Auction.

#WhyIDidn'tReport and the Costs for Speaking Up

09 OCTOBER, 2018 | RED ONLINE

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt explains how movements like #WhyIDidn’tReport are shifting the narrative whilst also reminding us of the price women are forced to pay for speaking up.

This is Afghanistan

16 AUGUST, 2018 | THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION

A colleague in our Afghanistan office reflects upon life in a conflict zone and explains that despite the poverty, the war, and the patriarchy, women persevere. They don’t give up on Afghanistan, and they are building a better world.

Rwanda: A Leader For Women’s Representation

9 JULY, 2018 | THE INDEPENDENT

This month's instalment in the Forgotten Women series features one of our programme graduates, Mukeshimana Vestine, who was widowed, orphaned and only one of 14 siblings to survive during the Rwandan genocide. Mukeshimana was left to rebuild her life from nothing while still drenched in grief.

Press Releases

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#SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale raises over £220,000

14 MAY, 2018 | THE UPCOMING

The #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale returned bigger and better than ever on Saturday 12th May, raising over £222,500 (and counting) to support the work of Women for Women International.

Forgotten Women

14 APRIL, 2018 | THE INDEPENDENT

Om Mohammed, a Syrian refugee and one of our programme participants, defied personal tragedy, war and exile to a refugee camp to determine the fate of her missing son.

Education was the key to my freedom

8 MARCH, 2018 | HUFFINGTON POST

Talatu Salihu, a Social Empowerment Officer with Women for Women International in Nigeria shares her story of growing up as a girl in Nigeria, a country where girls face discrimination right from birth. Growing up, Talatu had the ambition of being educated and to be economically and socially independent which was frowned upon in her society.

#MessageToMySister making a genuine difference

8 MARCH, 2018 | MARIE CLAIRE

This International Women's Day, we want to send a powerful message of sisterhood to women in countries affected by conflict and show them that they are not alone. The #MessageToMySister campaign is making a genuine difference in the lives of the women we serve.

100 Years of #MeToo and what we can all do

6 FEBRUARY, 2018 | BRITISH VOGUE

Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, discusses the inherent inequality in our society in her blog post for British Vogue and what we can do to redress it.

Neema Sunday Benson_programme participant from South Sudan

What we do

Women for Women International helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. We have over 20 years of on-the-ground experience working with women in countries affected by conflict.