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Afghan Women a Year into Ghani Presidency

October 5, 2015 | Council on Foreign Relations

One year after Ashraf Ghani became President of Afghanistan, Women for Women International’s CEO Jennifer Windsor reflects on how he and First Lady Rula Ghani have worked to include women at the highest levels of government. Yet the vast majority of women still face discrimination, violence, and human rights violations that require a holistic approach to create opportunities for women across the country.

Talking Gender Equality #2030NOW

September 30, 2015 | Global Moms Challenge

Women for Women International’s Amber Khan and actress Freida Pinto called on men to join the fight for gender equality during a panel discussion at the Social Good Summit on September 28. “We cannot move forward alone as women,” says Khan, sharing stories of how WfWI has trained men in communities where it works to understand and support women’s rights and empowerment.

South Salem Resident Returns to Bosnia

July 31, 2015 | Lewisboro Ledger

Women for Women International longtime supporter Tracy Craighead shares her experience participating in the 75-mile Bosnia Peace March to mark the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica and meeting women’s associations started by WfWI graduates who are supporting their families and raising their voices in their communities.

South Salem Resident to Participate in Peace March

July 9, 2015 | Lewisboro Ledger

Inspired to make a difference, longtime Women for Women International supporter Tracy Craighead prepares to join the Bosnia Peace March for the second time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica and reflects on her experiences during the March last year with her 14-year-old daughter.

Stitching Together Opportunities for Women

July 9, 2015 | KosovaLive

Despite limited economic opportunities for women in Kosovo, Women for Women International graduate Violeta Mulaj shares her success in opening up her own shop using the tailoring skills she developed in the yearlong program. Through its job placement office, WfWI-Kosovo has helped over 400 graduates connect with jobs at local businesses.

Rural Women Tipped on Economic Empowerment

June 27, 2015 | The New Times

With support from the Rwanda Ministry of Gender and Family Protection and mayor of Kayonza, Women for Women International hosted advanced trainings on economic empowerment for women to help them move out of poverty. WfWI CEO Jennifer Windsor says that equipping rural women with business skills is not just about helping women, but also about strengthening the entire community.

The Plight of Syrian Women Refugees

April 21, 2015 | Arise News TV

Women for Women International Regional Director Mandana Hendessi recounts the plight of Syrian women living in refugee camps in Northern Iraq.

Syrian Refugee Women Get Key Business Training

April 20, 2015 | Feature Story News

Through a partnership with Women’s Empowerment Organization, Women for Women International is helping Syrian refugee women and widows gain business skills and begin small businesses in northern Iraq.

Interview with Mandana Hendessi

April 2, 2015 | BBC Radio 4

Women for Women International Regional Director Mandana Hendessi joins the Woman’s Hour to discuss how Syrian women refugees are starting small businesses in refugee camps in northern Iraq to provide for their families, with support from WfWI and local partner, Women’s Empowerment Organization.

Women for Women International Empowers Refugees by Teaching Them Business Skills

March 23, 2015 | WBEZ

Sharing insights from her recent visit with Syrian refugee women living in Northern Iraq, Women for Women International Regional Director Mandana Hendessi discusses how psychosocial support and business skill training supported by WfWI are helping women recover and provide for their families.

Celebrating the Power of Investing in Women

March 9, 2015 | Al Arabiya

As the Commission on the Status of Women begins in New York, Women for Women International CEO Jennifer L. Windsor calls on the international community to refocus on the most marginalized women impacted by conflict and to build their capacity to contribute to the growth and stability of their communities and countries.

Inspirational Women in Business and Politics

March 6, 2015 | CNBC

Celebrating the power of women, Women for Women International CEO Jennifer L. Windsor shares the inspiration she finds in women who stand up to help their families and communities recover and rebuild from war and conflict.

Women Making News: ISIS, Delhi & India

March 5, 2015 | HuffPost Live

Women for Women International’s Amber Khan joins a panel discussion on how conflict around the world is impacting women and the need to invest in the most marginalized women in particular to enable them to access opportunities and play a greater role in strengthening their families and communities.

Rwanda: 100 Kayonza Women Get Culinary Skills

March 5, 2015 | The New Times

Women for Women International CEO Jennifer Windsor attends a graduation ceremony in Kayonza District and celebrates 100 women who learned culinary skills during the program.

Meet Women for Women International’s Ngozi Eze

March 5, 2015 | Red Online

Women for Women International-Nigeria Country Director Ngozi Eze shares the transformative effects of their work with marginalized women in her country, from enabling them to earn an income to provide for their children and families to helping them access health care services and information.

Women in Nigeria

February 25, 2015 | BBC Radio 4

Women for Women International-Nigeria Country Director Ngozi Eze explains how WfWI’s programs in Nigeria are strengthening women and communities, bringing together Christian and Muslim women for educational training, and engaging men on issues such as violence against women, girls’ education, and women’s access to justice.

Empowering Women for Sustainable Development

February 2, 2015 | The New Times

Women for Women International is among the development partners that have worked together with the government of Rwanda to support the country's efforts to achieve the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The Islamic State is Waging a Campaign of Executions Against Educated Iraqi Women

January 26, 2015 | Vice News

WfWI’s Amber Khan discusses how women in war can be targeted in a variety of ways.

Women and social media: ADMS highlights success stories

November 19, 2014 | Al Arabiya News

The ‘Wired Women’ panel, made up of prominent female entrepreneurs, discussed how sites like Facebook, Twitter and their international equivalents have boosted the careers of women in the Arab world and beyond.

VIDEO: The tools that entrepreneurs need

November 19, 2014 | WBT CNN

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses what entrepreneurs need to get off the ground.

It’s #TimeToAct: Why We Need to Put an End to Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 13, 2014 | Marie Claire UK

WfWI-UK’s Brita Fernandez Schmidt shares what actions are need to end sexual violence in conflict, drawing on the experiences of women graduates of WfWI’s programs.

Interview with Iliriana Jaka Gashi

June 13, 2014 | Sky News

At the close of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, WfWI-Kosovo’s Iliriana Gashi calls for greater efforts to involve survivors in developing solutions to this global challenge.

How Do We End Sexual Violence in Conflict?

June 10, 2014 | The Guardian

WfWI’s Country Directors from Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina join global women leaders and activists to share important strategies for ending sexual violence in conflict.

Violence against Women Is a Pandemic

May 31, 2014 | Today BBC Radio 4

WfWI-UK Executive Director Brita Fernandez Schmidt discusses the global prevalence of violence against women, particularly in conflict-affected countries, and the need to end impunity for such crimes.

Interview with Omoyele Sowore and Amber Khan

May 19, 2014 | The Tavis Smiley Show

WfWI’s Amber Khan discusses the importance of investing in education and strategies to empower women and girls to prevent violence against them, following the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

Kidnapped Girls Still Missing in Nigeria

May 2, 2014 | WBEZ's Worldview

WfWI-Nigeria Country Director Ngozi Eze discusses the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria and the security threats women face across the country.

International Women’s Day Map

April 11, 2014 | Sky News

WfWI participants in Afghanistan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kosovo share what their lives are like and how they are working to strengthen their families and communities.

15 Acts of Women’s Activism That Are Changing the World

March 8, 2014 | BuzzFeed

In Rwanda, graduates of WfWI’s program use their new skills in brickmaking to make half a million brick for a Women’s Opportunity Center that invests in marginalized women’s potential.

Inspire Change, Invest in Women

March 8, 2014 | Huffington Post

In celebration of International Women’s Day, WfWI’s former President and CEO Afshan Khan shares the opportunities that exist to invest in the untapped potential of women around the world.

Interview with WfWI-Bosnia Country Director Seida Saric

February 24, 2014 | Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4

WfWI’s Seida Saric shares how WfWI was founded during the Bosnian War, the experiences of women during the war, and the struggles they continue to face 20 years later.

At Every Stop, Drawing a Crowd

December 4, 2013 | The New York Times

At WfWI’s 20th anniversary gala, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about the importance of WfWI’s mission and the need to include women for real peace and security.

Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg on Why Empowering Women Boosts Families, Economy

December 4, 2013 | ABC News

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg call for greater gender equality as a way to build peaceful, thriving democracies at WfWI’s 20th anniversary gala.

Haircuts to Human Rights: The Charity Helping Women in War-torn Countries

December 3, 2013 | The Guardian

As Women for Women International marks its 20th anniversary, graduates of its program in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kosovo, and South Sudan share their stories of transformation and hope.