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Women for Women International Urges Incoming U.S. Leadership to Protect Women's Rights

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The U.S. plays a global leadership role and Women for Women International calls on the president elect to uphold existing national and international commitments aimed at increasing gender equality and safeguarding women's rights.

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Women for Women International Joins Coalition of Partners to Announce “Girls, Women and the Global Goals,” at 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

September 20, 2016 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International Announces New Global Leadership

June 29, 2016 | Washington, D.C.


In Iraq, Refugee Crisis Worsens as Displaced Syrian and Yezidi Women’s Needs Are Not Addressed, Says Women for Women International

June 20, 2016 | Washington, D.C.


Anniversary of Boko Haram Kidnapping Marked by Calls for Investing in Women and Girls

April 14, 2016 | Nigeria


Rebuilding Kosovo: Walnut Tree Seedling Campaign Creates Opportunity for Donors to Invest in the Environment and Women’s Economic Empowerment on International Women’s Day 2016

February 18, 2016 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International Calls for Women’s Inclusion in Afghanistan Peace Talks

January 11, 2016 | Washington, D.C. 


Dr. Denis Mukwege Denounces ANC’s Efforts to Leave the International Criminal Court

November 16, 2015 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International to Honor Dr. Denis Mukwege with 2015 Champion of Peace

November 4, 2015 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International Issues Statement Calling for Investments to Support Skill Building and Trainings in Camps and Host Communities

September 3, 2015 | Washington, D.C.


10,000 Retrace Steps of Srebrenica Genocide Survivors in Annual March on 20th Anniversary

July 7, 2015


Women for Women International Honors Jewelle Bickford at New York Luncheon Event

May 5, 2015 | New York City


WFWI Statement Regarding the Protests and Growing Call for #JusticeforFarkhunda.

March 25, 2015 | Kabul, Afghanistan


Women for Women International Elects New Board Leadership and Members

March 3, 2015 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International – Kosovo Launches Walnut Tree Campaign

February 26, 2015 | Washington, D.C.


Women for Women International Appoints Jennifer Windsor as Chief Executive Officer

November 10, 2014 | Washington, D.C.


Local NGO Partner Sought to Launch New Services to Support Syrian Refugee Women

September 8, 2014 | Washington, D.C.


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.

May 2, 2014 | Jos, Nigeria


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.