"Despite numerous obstacles and challenges, International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate an exciting future for women’s rights and gender equality. Sponsor a sister today and help us to transform the lives of women survivors of war," shares our Executive Director, Brita Fernandez Schmidt.
"We hope that we can return to where we lived before,” says Kabira, “Without war, without fear, without persecution. We want to rebuild our lives and our country.”
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“Men must stand shoulder to shoulder with women. Men have a responsibility to speak out in their own communities for the women they love,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege.
Three years ago, WfWI Ambassador Amanda Ulrich began a journey to raise support and awareness for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She shares who inspired her to begin this work, and how she has stayed motivated through difficult times.
From the team that brought us the ground-breaking Half the Sky, a new three-part television series, A Path Appears, is set to premiere on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 26th at 10pm/9pm Central.
“When a woman in our program has the courage to tell her Life Skills trainer ‘I have been raped,’ we refer her to Panzi Hospital,” explains WfWI – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Acting Country Director
Why does Women for Women International work with men? As early innovators of programs to engage men, we know that for women to achieve full equality, men have a critical role to play.
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.