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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Every year from the 25th November to the 10th December, the UN runs #16DaysofActivism Against Gender-Based Violence - an initiative aimed at promoting action against violence towards women and girls. To mark the campaign, our Associate Director of Social Empowerment, Saba Ghori, explains how we are working to prevent gendered violence against women survivors of war.


Support Us On #GivingTuesday

Tuesday 27th November marks #GivingTuesday, the world's biggest day of giving. From shopping with purpose to having your donations doubled at no extra cost, find out how you can make a real difference to women survivors of war's lives.


My Name is Cinama

After graduating from our 12 month programme in the Democractic Republic of Congo, Cinama went on to start her own brickmaking business. She now shares her knowledge with other women and is looked up to as a role model.


How Sponsoring A Woman Survivor of War Changed My Life

"Building a personal connection with my sponsor sister, Amela, became a source of strength for me." Our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt shares the story of meeting her first sponsor sister and the very real impact of our programme.


Celebrating the Nobel Peace Prize win – but what's next?

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. How can we make this award meaningful for the millions of women who are the target of horrific violence around the world?


Graduates Meet First Lady Rula Ghani in Afghanistan

Using skills learned in our “Change Agents Programme,” our graduates worked together with Women for Women International – Afghanistan and the Afghan Women’s Network to create an opportunity to advocate for women's rights and opportunities in rural Afghanistan.