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Brita Fernandez Schmidt serves as the Executive Director of Women for Women International UK. She is responsible for the operation and management of Women for Women International in the UK and Europe.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s remarks upon accepting the “Champion of Peace” Award at Women for Women International’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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I was a happy woman, wife, and mother before the war came to my front door. After high school, I wanted to earn some money and explore the city so I went to be a babysitter for a family in Bukavu.

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I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.

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As London prepares to host the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict next week, I wanted to share with you why I believe this is such an important moment in time.

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Rima Salah is a member of the Board of Directors at Women for Women International, where she serves as a member of the Program Committee.

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People Magazine named her as one of the “25 Women Changing the World,” Foreign Policy Magazine named her as one of the “100 Leading Global Thinkers,” and Fast Company identified her as one of 100 “The Most Creative People in Business” in 2016.

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Seida Saric serves as the Director of Žene za Žene International Association Sarajevo, an independent local organization dedicated to women’s empowerment, in association with Women for Women International.

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Iliriana Jaka Gashi serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Kosovo, where she manages programs that have served more than 32,000 women since 1999.

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Antoinette Uwimana serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Rwanda, where she manages programs that have served more than 75,000 women since 1997.

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