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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.

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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.

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By Jenna Presta, Women for Women International Communications Intern
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Before joining Women for Women International in Nigeria, Rifkatu worked tirelessly to make a living through farming and trading in order to provide for her family.

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Yesterday, The Gates Foundation released their annual letter on their work that saves and improves lives in developing countries.

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Every day, Afghan people are confronted by war, government instability, and terrorism which have pervaded this nation for decades. These volatile factors have impacted women directly.

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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.

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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.

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Women for Women International staff mourn the loss of a valued colleague killed while advancing our life-changing work in Afghanistan.

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Increased Political Action Needed for Women Survivors of Conflict

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