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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

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.

ELEMIS: Supporting women survivors of war

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.

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.

The UK’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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.

More Coverage

Study finds #MeToo challenges rape culture

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.

Teaching Men About Women’s Rights

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.

Engaging Men - From Nangarhar to Hollywood

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.

WE ARE WOMEN | Brita Fernandez Schmidt

3 OCTOBER, 2017 | MINT VELVET

Brita talks about her motivation and inspiration in becoming a fierce campaigner for women's rights, equality and development.

The meaning of sisterhood?

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.

How To Inspire Change

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!

Press Releases

Learn more and read our most recent press releases here.

Havaianas Auction

17 MAY, 2017 | VOGUE

This exciting collaboration with some of the world’s most influential creatives will see pieces of art inspired by the iconic flip-flop brand auctioned off to raise funds for Women for Women International.

#SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale

8 MAY, 2017 | WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY

Designer donations from Charlotte Olympia, Edeline Lee and Temperley London made up Women for Women International's chic car boot sale.

Women at Work

24 MARCH, 2017 | TRF

The Thomson Reuters Foundation draws on Women for Women International's experience in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to highlight the impact that working women can make on a community looking to move past conflict.

Meet Our Patron, Sophie Turner

8 MARCH, 2017 | INSTYLE

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner sheds light on why she chose to support Women For Women International and how her eye-opening trip to Rwanda inspired and motivated her to join the sisterhood.

International Women’s Day, a step towards equality

8 MARCH, 2017 | BBC WOMAN’S HOUR

To kick-off International Women’s Day 2017, Women for Women International – UK’s Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt, shared issues close to her heart on BBC Woman’s Hour.

Community and Connections

10 NOVEMBER, 2016 | MATCHES FASHION

Brita Fernandez Schmidt, our Executive Director, discusses what she thinks makes Women for Women International's work so vital and what she believes to be the most successful element of the program.

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.