Women's empowerment

I was very young before the aggression on Bosnia and Herzegovina started. I had finished High School for Economy, and the political turmoil in ex-Yugoslavia also had an enormous impact on the economy of the country thus making it very hard to find employment.

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In the community of Henz, just a few kilometres outside Pristina, the capital, we are welcomed by Hava (47 years old and 5 children) and Valbona (40 years old and 3 children), two formidable women, who graduated 2 years ago and who I had met when they first enrolled in the WfWI programme in 2011.

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During the war, my family (my husband, five children and parents-in-law) and I were forced by the Serb police to leave our house. We had no choice but try to escape to Albania. On our way there the Serb forces maltreated us in different ways, by searching us, threatening to kill us etc.

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Inspired to make a difference, nine-year-old Katelynn holds a bake sale to support Women for Women International and now raises funds through a virtual bake sale.

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Interview with Deborah Bassett, Volunteer Ambassador from Seattle

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Women for Women International’s  former President and CEO Afshan Khan shares her experiences visiting our programs in Kabul and Istalif, Afghanistan in July 2012

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WfWI’s Director of Program Design and Development, Anna Mecagni, recently met with participants in our training centers in Parwan, Afghanistan and shares her reflections on her visit.

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 WfWI supporter Suzanne Rogge shares what motivates her and how getting involved makes a difference in her life.

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Tony Gambino is a member of the Board of Directors at Women for Women International, where he serves as chair of the Program Committee, a member of the Revenue and Advancement Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.

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