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Everybody Can Be a Humanitarian!

Want to celebrate #WorldHumanitarianDay but don’t know where to start? We have some suggestions...

World Humanitarian Day is commemorated every year on 19 August to pay tribute to humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and to honor all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need. 

This World Humanitarian Day, we encourage you to take your first step into humanitarian work—big or small. 

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When you have the facts, you can convince others to care. Learn how investing in women creates peace and prosperity. SHARE THE FACTS

1) Share on Social Media

When you speak up on issues facing women, you can have a big impact. Here are a couple of tweets to get you started.

CLICK TO TWEET: FACT: 70% of people living in poverty are women and girls. Use #WorldHumanitarianDay to invest in women and create more peaceful and prosperous societies.

CLICK TO TWEET: FACT: The economic power of refugee women could contribute $1.4 trillion to the annual global GDP. Invest in them! #WorldHumanitarianDay


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Rising violence in Afghanistan is putting women at great risk. Our program participants are fleeing their homes and bracing for a rollback of women's rights. MAKE AN EMERGENCY DONATION

2) Make a Donation

Humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to meet the needs of vulnerable populations around the world.

Whether they supply basic necessities like food and shelter, or they are designed to foster self-sufficiency in underserved populations through vocational training and support networks (like Women for Women International!), each organization fills a life-saving niche. 

On World Humanitarian Day, consider serving others through a financial gift. Remember, your dollars can go a long way.


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Learn more about incredible human rights activists who lost their lives while serving others. READ BLOG

3) Read about Humanitarians Who Gave Their Lives Fighting

Throughout history, women human rights activists and humanitarians have lost their lives helping people in need. #WorldHumanitarianDay commemorates their bravery, inviting us to both honor their sacrifice and continue their legacy.

We've compiled a short list of humanitarians and invite you to read about these remarkable heroes. Although their lives were tragically cut short, their impact is forever. We hope their dedication to service inspires you.


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Telling your friends and family about us is simple! Whether it's by phone, email, text, or in person, ask them to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

4) Tell Five Friends about Women for Women International 

Ask your friends and family to get to know us, and start of ripple effect of positivity that will impact the lives of thousands of women across the globe.

Our global community is made of up individuals like yourself who are passionate about women's rights and improving the lives of women survivors of war and conflict. For over 25 years, we've been offering life-changing curriculum called the Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program that you can learn more about here

After you're a pro at explaining our mission, write to five friends and tell them to subscribe to our email updates at womenforwomen.org/subscribe.


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Your monthly gift will support women through a year-long training program that gives them the tools they need to transform their lives forever. SUPPORT NOW!

5) Stand With Her

By standing with women survivors of war, you can help them realize their full potential. Join our new community of supporters who provide consistent resources that our sisters can rely on. Your help will provide the tools and resources women survivors need to rebuild their lives. Anyone can be a humanitarian. Take your first step today!

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As Afghanistan faces increasing violence and uncertainty, women need your support more than ever. Make an emergency gift today to provide a lifeline for women in all the countries we work during their time of