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

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Contact: Aleksandra Michalik, Fundraising and Marketing Assistant

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Recent coverage

#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.

#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.

Interview: Brita Fernandez Schmidt

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.

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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.

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.

Press Releases

Learn more and read our most recent press releases here.

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.

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.

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.