Women's empowerment

Earlier this month, we were pleased to introduce Laurie Adams as Women for Women International’s new President, leading our global efforts to help women survivors of war rebuild their lives.

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In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children.

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​"Participating in the progamme changed how I feel – I am more free and friendly," shares programme graduate Sylhane.

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"I am more confident, more motivated to do business and help other to do so. And in my business, I think more in terms of improving what I didn't do well."

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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege for being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people!

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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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52-year-old Caritas lost many members of her family in the Rwandan genocide, including her three-year-old daughter. 

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In February 2016, Mandana Hendessi, WFWI-Afghanistan Country Director, participated in a Parliamentary Briefing hosted by Lord Mitchell and Women for Women International.

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Laurie Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International (WfWI), a leading global organization dedicated to working with women survivors of war. With more than 25 years of experience working in international development and human rights, Ms.

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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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