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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner is best known for her role on the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones, as well as her advocacy for women's rights and mental health.

Sophie Turner Headshot

Who is Sophie Turner?

Sophie Turner is an English actress who made her acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.

On International Women's Day 2017, Sophie Turner announced a new role as Ambassador of Women for Women International.

Through her experience researching and filming the harrowing scenes of rape and abuse in her role as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, Sophie decided she wanted to use her profile to help survivors of sexual violence.

Sophie contacted Women for Women International and was invited on a field trip to Rwanda, where women are still dealing with the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. During this time, over 1 million people were killed and the UN estimates that up to 500,000 women were systematically raped during the 100 days of violence.

Sophie's Visit to Rwanda

On the visit, Sophie saw firsthand how Women for Women International helps women survivors of conflict not just survive but thrive.

Reflecting on her trip, Sophie said, "I met so many incredible women on this trip. To name a few; Grace, a single mother of five who, through the saving skills she learnt at the women’s opportunity centre, has been able to provide for her kids and buy two cows. There was also Judith, a women who runs her own textiles business making clothes and also teaching other women the same skills that she had developed."

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”Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” —Dalai Lama