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.
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.
journey of Rwanda
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.
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.
11 MAY, 2018 | THE INDUSTRY
Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, talks to The Industry about the vital work of Women for Women International, its origins, and how and why it has forged such close links with the fashion industry.
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.
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.
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.
6 MARCH, 2018 | ELLE
ELEMIS is helping us to change the lives of women affected by war and conflict by donating £1 to Women for Women International every time someone shares a #MessageToMySister this International Women's Day.
8 FEBRUARY, 2018 | WHO WHAT WEAR
Chinti & Parker is celebrating female empowerment and the fight for women's right with their new collection of cashmere knits and T-shirt. 100% of profits from the range will be donated to support our work with women survivors of war.
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.
19 JANUARY, 2018 | HUFF POST
It is time to turn resolutions into reality and address women's experiences of violence, abuse and disempowerment in conflict-affected countries. Our Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt explains how the UK's National Action Plan On Women, Peace and Security is a step in the right direction.
9 JANUARY, 2018 | THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, comments on the powerful impact campaigns like #MeToo have on individuals and how ‘hashtag activism’ helps to change attitudes and challenge rape culture on social media.
26 OCTOBER, 2017 | RED ONLINE
Women's equality is everyone's business, that is why Women for Women International is working together with men to bring about change that benefits us all. Read about how our Men's Engagement Programme is changing communities for the better.
18 OCTOBER, 2017 | HUFF POST
Women for Women International and 20-first are tackling gender inequality and discrimination from countries affected by conflict to boardrooms and homes across the West, making equality everyone's business.
3 OCTOBER, 2017 | MINT VELVET
Brita talks about her motivation and inspiration in becoming a fierce campaigner for women's rights, equality and development.
27 SEPTEMBER, 2017 | THE POOL
Dame Helen Mirren shares what sisterhood means to her and how the idea of sisterhood is the communication and support between women of different races, cultures and religions.
JUNE, 2017 | MARGUERITE LONDON
Brita shares intimate insight into her work, what inspires her, what it takes to be an independent woman and a leader. She also discusses her exciting new book project!