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WfWI’s partner, Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), based at the Khanke IDP camp in the Duhok Province in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), caters to the needs of 640 Yezidi women, most of whom are former ISIS hostages.

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“We have survived a war. There are still kids who don’t know if their parents are alive, don’t have anything to eat or books to go to school.

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August 3rd marks the commemoration of the 2014 genocide perpetrated by ISIS against the Yezidis in Sinjar and Nineveh Plains, Iraq.

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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 modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.

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

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On November 11, 2015, Women for Women International honored Dr. Denis Mukwege at the 2015 Annual Gala in New York for his tireless work to advocate for an end to sexual violence in conflict.

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Around the world, women in 155 countries face legal restrictions on the economic opportunities available to them, according to the recent World Bank Group’s report Women, Business and the Law 2016, which highlights the challenges women face in the global eco

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Violeta Mulaj meticulously flipped through her portfolio booklet of handicrafts and tailoring works. An old sewing table and machine sat in the corner, and its creations hung from every spare space and ledge.

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