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By Saba Ghori, Associate Director of Social Empowerment, Women for Women International 
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The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate. Famine, violence, and government strife have forced millions of citizens to flee their homes, becoming internally displaced people, or flee making them a refugee in a foreign country.

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The plight of Syrian refugees has taken center stage in 2017. The horrors of Aleppo continue to shock the world and urges us all to do more to help ease the suffering.

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Beatrice is a mother who has suffered the loss of 5 of her children. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing Beatrice’s story in her own words so that she can tell us how the Women for Women International program has allowed her to take better care of her children and her family.

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“Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy.” Inspiring words from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Option B.

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This blog was written by Monica Agene, a staff member at the Women for Women international Nigeria Office

I am in charge and control my turf

Wielding my power like a king on tour

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Today we commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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In modern wars, it’s dangerous to be a woman. During the Rwandan genocide, up to 500,000 women were raped, sexually mutilated, or murdered.

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Before joining Women for Women International in Nigeria, Rifkatu worked tirelessly to make a living through farming and trading in order to provide for her family.

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Yesterday, The Gates Foundation released their annual letter on their work that saves and improves lives in developing countries.

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