Equal rights

"My wife is not educated, but now I am helping her study," says Said Merwais with a smile, during an interview at our offices in Afghanistan.

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With the implementation of the new Global goals, it is important that the rights-based approach of the Beijing Platform for Action is not forgotten.

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As global leaders adopt a new development agenda, Women for Women International is sharing lessons with partners and allies to ensure women in the poorest countries are not left behind. 

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This weekend the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) summit is happening in New York. What do these goals mean for women?

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Around the world, women in 155 countries face legal restrictions on the economic opportunities available to them, according to the recent World Bank Group’s report Women, Business and the Law 2016, which highlights the challenges women face in the global eco

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“There are two Afghanistans – one dominated by the headlines of violence and the other captured in the untold stories and actions of courageous activists and everyday Afghans working to rebuild,” shared Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist David Rohde during Women for W

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Around the world, mothers are united by their shared experiences, for the sacrifices they make to put their children's needs first, and for the inspiration they give us all.

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Women gain the knowledge and confidence 
to participate in decision-making in their

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This week, people across Rwanda are coming together to remember the terrible genocide 21 years ago, and to stand together for the future of their country.

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When her husband died suddenly a few years ago, Roseline, age 50, knew she needed to find a way to support their eight children on her own.

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