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Chibok-March-Protest

Statement from Nigerian Country Director

Women for Women International’'s Nigerian Country Director, Ngozi Eze, releases statement regarding the kidnapping of more than 250 young women and girls from a school in Chibok in the Borno state of Nigeria.

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Local NGO Partner Sought to Launch New Services to Support Syrian Refugee Women
September 8, 2014, Washington, DC


WfWI Announces Global Search for next Chief Executive
March 19, 2014, Washington D.C

The Board of Directors of Women for Women International announced the search for its next chief executive in a statement released by Danuta Lockett, Chair of the Board of Directors.


WfWI Celebrates Grand Opening of WOC
June 28, 2013, Washington D.C.

The WOC will serve as a center of excellence and innovation supporting women’s economic and social development in the region through training, employment, and business opportunities.


WfWI Celebrates Upcoming Opening of WOC
May 30, 2013, Washington D.C.

The WOC is an environmentally friendly, multi-use facility where design, function, and development come together.


WfWI Statement on the Assassination of Senior Women's Activist in Afghanistan
December 11, 2012, Washington D.C.

Women for Women International (WfWI) condemns the assassination of Najia Sediqi, the regional head of the Afghan Ministry for Women’s Affairs for Laghman province. 


WfWI Statement on the Death of Aloisea Inyumba
December 6, 2012, Washington D.C.

Women for Women International mourns the loss of Aloisea Inyumba, the Rwandan Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, who led efforts to bring healing and justice to the people of Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. 


WfWI Statement Regarding Unrest in DRC
November 28, 2012, Washington D.C.

Due to recent violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Women for Women International (WfWI) announced today it temporarily suspended program operations out of our offices in Goma for the safety and security of our staff and the women in our program.


WfWI Will Honor Lucy Liu with Champion of Peace Award
November 5, 2012, Washington D.C.

Women for Women International [WfWI] announced today that actress and humanitarian Lucy Liu will be the honored recipient of the organization’s 2012 Champion of Peace Award. 


WfWI Supports Women of South Sudan Country's First Anniversary
July 9, 2012, Washington D.C.

Today, Women for Women International (WfWI) recognizes the one-year anniversary since South Sudan declared independence from Sudan.


Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner
June 11, 2012, Washington D.C.

WfWI Supporter, 90-year-old Holocaust survivor Margit Meissner, will travel to Rwanda June 24th – 30th, to meet two women survivors of the 1994 genocide, one whom she has sponsored through WfWI’s programs and the other whom she will sponsor in the upcoming year.


WfWI Partners with Space NK
May 8, 2012, Washington D.C.

WFWI Partners with Space NK Apothecary in Launching "IN PEACE" Perfume. Proceeds of sales will benefit women in war-torn countries.


Statement by WfWI on Recent Violence in Sudan
April 27, 2012, Washington D.C.

Since the end of March, aerial and ground attacks on both sides of the border have resulted in numerous casualties, including children. Over 35,000 people have been forced to flee for their safety.


WfWI Announces Ongoing Support for Women of South Sudan
March 15, 2012, Washington D.C.

Support will continue for the women of South Sudan, who have been deeply affected by ongoing violence and growing food insecurity, and for efforts to establish lasting peace in the war-torn region.