In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children.
"Participating in the progamme changed how I feel – I am more free and friendly," shares programme graduate Sylhane.
“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.
"I am more confident, more motivated to do business and help other to do so. And in my business, I think more in terms of improving what I didn't do well."
“Men must stand shoulder to shoulder with women. Men have a responsibility to speak out in their own communities for the women they love,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege.
Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege for being named one of TIME's 100 most influential people!
Laurie Adams is the Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International (WfWI), a leading global organization dedicated to working with women survivors of war. With more than 25 years of experience working in international development and human rights, Ms.
"I learned from Women for Women International training that it is good to have more than one source of income,” says Patience.
"I thought only men have rights to everything. I never believed that I have rights."
On November 11, 2015, Women for Women International honored Dr. Denis Mukwege at the 2015 Annual Gala in New York for his tireless work to advocate for an end to sexual violence in conflict.