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By Saba Ghori, Associate Director of Social Empowerment, Women for Women International 
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Onyishi Bukola Adeola serves as the Country Director for Women for Women International – Nigeria, where she manages programmes that have served more than 60,000 women since 2000.

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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.

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Sitting under the shade of the acacia trees in Nyaruguru, Rwanda, 52-year-old Caritas Mukagatana lists every member of her family killed in the 1994 genocide that claimed the lives of nearly 800,000 people in just 100 days.

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In her small shop in the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center, 65-year-old Fazila sells flowers to mourners and visitors who come to honor and remember the 8,000 men and boys who were massacred there in July 1995.

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It was a tough 3 days of walking and learning; along with about 3,000 participants, we marched 120km in total, in honour of the men and boys who brutally lost their lives on this very route in 1995.

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Mandana Hendessi, WfWI EMEA Regional Director, talks about her recent visit to Kawergosk Refugee Camp, northern Iraq.

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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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They call themselves “Agaseke”. It’s because they had “a vision ahead of them,” they explain, as they sit together weaving baskets and making beads.

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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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