On July 26, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine Russell and U.S.
As global leaders adopt a new development agenda, Women for Women International is sharing lessons with partners and allies to ensure women in the poorest countries are not left behind.
At Women for Women International, we are inspired by the hopes and dreams of the women we serve. Their strength and resilience in the face of adversity shows us that anything is possible.
At Women for Women International, we are inspired by the hopes and dreams of the women we serve. Their strength and resilience in the face of incredible adversity shows us that anything is possible.
I am 38 years old. There was no happiness in my childhood. When I was six years old, my brother lost a dog-fighting match and started fighting with my cousin which led to my cousin’s death.
I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.
Awham remembers the year the war started in Iraq, and the additional hardships she faced after her husband fell ill and lost his job. “I was left to care for my four children with no income.
For Valbona, the war in Kosovo destroyed everything she and her family had.
Kadire Tahiraj is a mother of three, and lives with her husband and children in a small two room house.