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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.


Afghan Women Seek Internet’s Virtual Veil Amid Threats

January 9, 2014 | Bloomberg News

WfWI-Afghanistan graduate Zarghuna has overcome poverty to build a thriving embroidery factory in Kabul, but concerns about long-term security threaten the progress she and other women have made.


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.