Videos

In each country that we work in, we provide women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. These videos share the stories of tragedy to triumph, like Sadije, who survived horrible atrocities during Serbian Army attacks on her and her family. Sadije is now a leader in her community and takes women from her program on a trip to see the Kosovan countryside - a first for many of the women. The stories you see and hear are proof that one woman can change anything... many women can change everything.

Women Rebuild in Rwanda

Women Rebuild in Rwanda

From our first classroom of 25 women to the 66,000 women we have now served, WFWI remains committed to ensuring Rwandan women can access the skills and support they need to transform their lives. As the world remembers the 20th Anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, women are leading the rebuilding of Rwanda, from rural villages to the national parliament, where women hold 64 percent of the seats, and WfWI is proud to stand with them.

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Dare to Hope

Dare to Hope

Women for Women International supports women survivors of war with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives after experiencing some of the most devastating acts of violence on earth. We work in some of the hardest places on Earth to be a woman -- Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dem. Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan.

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The Missing Peace

The Missing Peace

WfWI President and CEO Afshan Khan speaks at TEDxSMU about why women are the key to building sustainable peace in communities torn apart by conflict.

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Investing in Women-Led Agricultural Recovery in DRC

Investing in Women-Led Agricultural Recovery in DRC

WfWI President and CEO Afshan Khan at the Clinton Global Initiative 2013 Annual Meeting speaking on the organization's progress towards its 2011 Clinton Global Initiative commitment to invest in women-led agriculture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Women for Women International CEO Afshan Khan Discusses WfWI's Work Around the World

Women for Women International CEO Afshan Khan Discusses WfWI's Work Around the World

WfWI President and CEO Afshan Khan discusses the beginnings of the organization and the impact it has had around the world. She also tells the story of Zarquona, a WfWI program graduate from Afghanistan who now runs her own business employing dozens of women.

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Partners to Support WfWI Graduates

Goldman Sachs <em>10,000 Women</em> Partners to Support WfWI Graduates

Since 2008, Women for Women International has partnered with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women to support promising women entrepreneurs in the Afghanistan and Rwanda by providing a more in-depth business and management education. Each year we present the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award to an outstanding joint-program graduate who has made a remarkable transformation in her life and community.

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Andaz - Hyatt Partnership

Andaz - Hyatt Partnership

In celebration of International Women's Day and the inspiration we get from local communities around the world, Andaz and Women for Women International (WfWI) are teaming up. The joint effort, rooted in Hyatt's corporate responsibility platform Hyatt Thrive, will initially provide skills training and income generation opportunities for Iraqi women who are producing handcrafted laundry bags for all guestrooms at Andaz hotels.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

Supporters and program participants form a united global mosaic in our Get Involved video, which aims to encourage people to take action to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives. The video highlights a few of the opportunities we provide for supporters to deepen their involvement with WfWI, from hosting a fundraising event to sharing our posts on social networking sites.

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Watch Clessence's Story

Watch Clessence's Story

Clessence is from Rwanda. She is a twenty-nine-year-old mother of two. Before joining the Women for Women International program, Clessence performed manual labor, cultivating others' gardens so she could have a source of food. Clessence and her husband are divorced, and her husband never provided any support - not even for their three-year-old son's medical care.

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Ashley Judd Visits Women for Women International in DR Congo

Ashley Judd Visits Women for Women International in DR Congo

Activist and actress Ashley Judd visited a Women for Women International office in DR Congo in 2010. She discusses Women for Women International's commercial, organic farming programs, job-skills training, education and business education initiatives.

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Join Me on the Bridge: International Women's Day | Women for Women International Gala 2010

Join Me on the Bridge: International Women's Day | Women for Women International Gala 2010

At the Women for Women International Annual Gala 2011 to celebrate the success of Join Me on the Bridge and the thousands of women who gathered on bridges across the globe to celebrate International Women's Day by saying no to war and yes to peace.

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Hundreds of Women Join on the Millennium Bridge in London on International Women's Day

Hundreds of Women Join on the Millennium Bridge in London on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day — March 8th 2010, Women all around the world met on bridges, for Women for Women International's campaign to yes to peace and no to war. In London Women for Women International met on the Millennium Bridge along with Annie Lennox, Cherie Lunghi, Sarah Brown and hundreds of women supporters!

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Women for Women International and kate spade new york HAND IN HAND partnership.

Women for Women International and kate spade new york HAND IN HAND partnership.

Since 2005, kate spade new york and Women for Women International have been working together to promote micro-enterprises for women in the still recovering communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The enterprise is the next step in an ongoing product development partnership over the past four years. Women for Women International will provide the training in knitting for the women, with creative direction from kate spade new york. The partnership continues to expand, with the addition of Kosovo in Spring 2010.

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President Bill Clinton's Message at the 2009 Women for Women International Awards Gala

President Bill Clinton's Message at the 2009 Women for Women International Awards Gala

In a specially recorded video message, President Bill Clinton thanks Women for Women International and supporters for the work that has been done to help further women's rights in war torn countries.

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Taking Back the Land

Taking Back the Land

Meryl Streep narrates a film about Women for Women International's programs in Rwanda where agriculture training and the launch of CIFI (Commercial Integrated Farming Initiative) is helping women take back the land.

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From the Field: Celebration in Rwanda

From the Field: Celebration in Rwanda

Genocide decimated Rwanda in 1994. Today the women of Rwanda stand together to rebuild their country. Journey with us to the field and see first hand how they are doing just that in Rwanda.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah's Message at the Women for Women International's 2009 UK Gala

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah's Message at the Women for Women International's 2009 UK Gala

In a specially recorded video message, the Gala Patron Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, stressed, When you invest in women survivors of war, you spark a multiplier effect. Empowered women are crucial to reconstruction and lasting peace. Theyre not asking for charity: they just need a chance to show what they can do. Now is not the time to give up on these women: now is when they need us more than ever.

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Women for Women International's Microcredit program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Women for Women International's Microcredit program in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meet the new definition of businesswomen in Bosnia and Herzegovina — women who have turned microcredit loans into thriving businesses that not only have helped them rebuild after war but that employ other women and impact entire communities.

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I Am the New Definition of a Business Woman

I Am the New Definition of a Business Woman

Meryl Streep narrates a film about Women for Women International's programs in war-torn countries empowering women to rebuild their lives. Rights awareness training, job skills education and microcredit loans enable women to sustain an income after graduating from the program — some starting their own businesses. They are the new definition of a business woman. Meet them now.

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Sponsoring a Sister: A Story From Rwanda

Sponsoring a Sister: A Story From Rwanda

Women for Women International shares the powerful story of one-to-one connection between sponsor and sister in countries ranging from Rwanda to Afghanistan to Bosnia. See and hear Violette's story from survivor of the Rwandan genocide to prosperous leader in her community and learn how her relationship with her sponsor, Liz, inspired her as well as her sponsor Liz. Zainab Salbi also introduces them in person for the first time in November 2007.

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Women in Afghanistan: Field Report from Women for Women International

Women in Afghanistan: Field Report from Women for Women International

Women for Women International provides Afghan women job skills training and the opportunity to rebuild their lives as the country recovers from war and the Taliban. More than $2 million has also been loaned to women in our microcredit program in Afghanistan. Find out how Women for Women's programs are improving the lives of Afghan women, helping them build sustainable futures for their families and communities.

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Women for Women International's Men's Leadership Training Program

Women for Women International's Men's Leadership Training Program

When a man is injured in war, he is considered a hero. When a woman is raped she is shamed, abandoned by her husband and community. Women for Women International reaches out to men community leaders with important messages about the value of women in their homes and communities. Men partner with Women for Women International and see value and benefits for themselves too.

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Women and War: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Women and War: Bosnia & Herzegovina

A short film on the impact of war in Bosnia on it's people and communities, and what Women for Women International is doing to help rebuild their lives.

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Survival in Kosovo

Survival in Kosovo

The Story of Sadije Bublaku— A Kosovo Woman Who Triumphs Against All Odds

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Women of the Congo — Weapons of War

Women of the Congo — Weapons of War

Women for Women International reports from the DR Congo in concert with Anderson Cooper's piece for Emmy Nominated 60 Minutes, "War Against Women" featuring Women for Women International's program in the DR Congo.

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Highlights of the Women for Women 2007 Gala Awards

Highlights of the Women for Women 2007 Gala Awards

At the November 2007 Awards Gala, Women for Women International highlighted the stories of two incredible women and the impact they've had on one another's lives through Sponsorship with Women for Women International.

Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Zainab Salbi, Ali Hewson, Nick Kristof and other leaders on the world stage came together on November 29, 2007 in New York to celebrate the powerful bond between women all over the world and the impact Women for Women International has made in womens' lives in some of the world's most war-torn regions. See the emotional meeting of Violette from Rwanda and her Women for Women sponsor Liz from Boston.

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Women for Women 2007 Gala Awards

Women for Women 2007 Gala Awards

At the November 2007 Awards Gala, Women for Women International highlighted the stories of two incredible women and the impact they've had on one another's lives through Sponsorship with Women for Women International.

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The Other Side of War

The Other Side of War

Alice Walker narrates her preface from The Other Side of War, a book by Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi with striking images and stories of women survivors of wars in Sudan, Bosnia, Rwanda, the DRC, Kosovo, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Colombia. This mother's day, remember the mothers trying to create a future for their children in spite of war, genocide and civil strife.

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Sponsor a Woman, Make a Difference

Sponsor a Woman, Make a Difference

See what it means to sponsor a woman through Women for Women International. See the impact on these women's lives and their children's lives. See where we work. See how you can create a one-to-one connection with a woman in Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Rwanda and more war-torn regions. You choose where you want to help and we'll match you with a women rebuilding her life after war.

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Women in Rwanda — One Woman's Story of Sponsorship

Women in Rwanda — One Woman's Story of Sponsorship

What if you could change a life through the simple at of caring? One woman did through Women for Women International and changed the life of Violette, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda who is now owns a small business, employs other women and cares for her family.

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Zainab Salbi — Speaks on behalf of Women for Women International

Zainab Salbi — Speaks on behalf of Women for Women International

Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi's closing remarks at The Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize ceremony. The prize is awarded to an organization with demonstrated success in alleviating human suffering. Zainab tells of the inpsiring women she has met and cites her favorite Rumi quote. September 2006.

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Women for Women International - Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Women for Women International - Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi accepts The Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The prize is awarded to an organization with demonstrated success in alleviating human suffering. September 2006.

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Members Project 2008 - Help Women & Children Survivors of War Rebuild

Members Project 2008 - Help Women & Children Survivors of War Rebuild

Zainab Salbi talks about the Members Project and it's impact on our work in the field. Help Women and Children Survivors of War Rebuild: Women for Women's Members Project was selected as on of the Top 25 projects in the American Express Members Project. Thanks to Amex for creating the Members Project so all of us can have a chance to impact our world with one vote, one click.

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