In modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.
Sheiran, 32 (left) and Kabira, 38 (right) are sisters. Like most sisters, they laugh, learn and grow together. Unlike most sisters, they’ve had to brave separation, war and missiles to get to safety.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work, both formal and informal, is rapidly changing for women.
In light of International Women’s Day next week, we would like to draw attention to the issues of insecurity and the ways in which this affects the women we work with.
This New Year continues to bring political unrest and devastation to millions of people around the world, including those countries within which we work such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
UPDATE ON SYRIAN REFUGEE COMMITMENT: Over the past year, Women for Women International has been able to witness firsthand the dangers and obstacles faced by Syrian refugees, especially women. We want to express our gravest concerns over the most recent travel ban.
Stay tuned to find out how you can double your impact and make a difference in the lives of these incredible survivors of war.
WfWI’s partner, Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), based at the Khanke IDP camp in the Duhok Province in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), caters to the needs of 640 Yezidi women, most of whom are former ISIS hostages.
Onyishi Bukola Adeola serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Nigeria, where she manages programmes that have served more than 57,000 women since 2000.
Onyishi Bukola Adeola serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Nigeria, where she manages programs that have served more than 57,000 women since 2000.