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“I just kept faith in myself, and knew we would get through it,” my mother used to tell me, when I asked how she got through a difficult childhood. 

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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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We are excited to share with you an interview with Beverly Thompson, a Women for Women International super-supporter who recently visited Rwanda.

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Karima lost her father-in-law and her home during war in Afghanistan, but she will not let conflict take away her resilience. 

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There is an ancient saying in Afghanistan: Drop by drop, a river is formed. This is why we at Women for Women International believe that when we come together, we can create sustainable change for women and communities around the world.

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Over the past year, more than 37,000 women have begun to rebuild their lives thanks to your support. Below we're sharing the stories of five of these inspiring women and the many things they say they're thankful for this year. 

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On July 26, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell and U.S.

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As global leaders adopt a new development agenda, Women for Women International is sharing lessons with partners and allies to ensure women in the poorest countries are not left behind. 

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Thousands of dresses fluttered from washing lines strung across the football pitch in Pristina, Kosovo on Friday as our staff and Kosovo Country Director Iliriana Gashi joined their country’s leaders and citizens at an art installation to raise awareness for survivors of sexual violence during the Kosovo War.

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