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The lack of adequate clean water and safe sanitation has already led to disease outbreaks and is compounding the "already dire humanitarian situation" for women and their families in Gaza, Amani Mustafa, Country Director of WfWI Palestine, told The Hill, amid fears of a possible "catastrophic" groun
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Jessica Chastain partners with second-hand fashion marketplace Vestiaire Collective donating proceeds to Women for Women International.
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Kenya Television Network (KTN) recently had a stirring discussion with Dr. Leila Hussein, an International Board Member at Women for Women International. The discussion focused on the 16 Days of Activism and investing in the mental health of survivors of violence.
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Access to land and natural resources is essential to the survival of women in eastern DRC; yet the culture discriminates against them by denying them the right to acquire plots of land. In the Nyangezi region, around a hundred women have started to acquire land despite these barriers.
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We are horrified by the atrocities on women and their families in the Israel-Hamas war. We are mourning all the lives lost. We grieve the brutal massacre of civilians in Israel and we fear for the safety of the hostages.
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Conflict
Zainab Salbi, Co-Founder of Women for Women International, has been recognized as a recipient of the prestigious 2023 TIME100 Impact Award.
Award
Grace Muteteri, a graduate of Women for Women Rwanda’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Program, was recently interviewed by CGTN Africa for her idea to create soccer balls as part of her training at the Women’s Opportunity Center in Urugo (WOC).
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KTN News Kenya recently had an insightful conversation with Annastacia Olembo, Associate Director of Gender Equality and Social Power at Women for Women International.
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In one of their latest episodes, Girl Talk Afrique Podcast featured a conversation with a member of our staff after stopping by Women for Women International's exhibition at the Women Deliver Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.
Podcast
Our CEO, Laurie Adams, was recently featured on BBC NewsDay to discuss the incredible strength and determination of Afghan women, as well as the profound impact of our training centers in Afghanistan amid growing restrictions against women’s rights.
Podcast
An independent report from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) details how the Bloomberg Philanthropies Women’s Economic Development Initiative is helping women develop marketable skills in Rwanda, Nigeria and the DRC and how it can be replicated in other countries.
Update
Women's empowerment
During the 63rd FIFA Congress, Gianni Infantino, President of the world football governing body, spoke passionately about a ball made by rural women in Kayonza District, urging participants to buy each at $1,000 (Rwf1.1 million) as a way of supporting them.
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SABC News recently stopped by our screening of our VR film, "Through Dada's Eyes" and spoke with Women for Women International CEO Laurie Adams as well as our guest of honor, Nigerian actor, activist and author, Stella Damascus.
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CBS Now speaks with CEO Laurie Adams and Bukola Onyishi, Country Director for Nigeria about Women for Women International.
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Harper's Bazaar shares various ways to make a difference during Women's History Month.
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VICE speaks to an anonymous aid worker with Women for Women International on the latest bans in Afghanistan.
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Horrifying stories of sexual violence perpetrated by Russian soldiers have been piling up on prosecutors’ desks as Ukrainian officials and human rights groups document the crimes committed in the first year of Moscow’s invasion.
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Anna Orel, our partner from The Andreev Foundation in Ukraine, spoke with iNews about the sexual violence occurring in Ukraine and our partnership to address the trauma many women are facing as a result.
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Conflict
Saara (not her real name), an aid worker with Women for Women International, opens up about worsening bans in Afghanistan.
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Devex reflects on the bans against female aid workers in Afghanistan.
Article
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Rachel Boketa, Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, sits with host Reena Ninan to discuss land rights in the DRC.
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Real Simple outlines organizations to donate to for International Women's Day, including Women for Women International.
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One of our female staff members opens up to VOX to discuss the latest decree from Afghanistan that states women are no longer able to work in NGOs. She discusses how devastating this decision was for herself and the other women she works with. 

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In a harrowing new article, our partner The Andreev Foundation speaks to The New York Times about the horrors of sexual violence that women in Ukraine are facing as a result of the ongoing war.
Article
Women for Women International staff worker based in Afghanistan spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the latest bans on women including education and the right to work for NGOs.
Podcast
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In a new op-ed for Devex, Chief Operating Officer Lydiah Mutimbanyoka explores the idea of change and development being locally led, even if that means greater risk.
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Using evidence-based research and relevant data, a new visual story by Devex, in collaboration with our partner Cartier Philanthropy details how Women for Women International and other organizations are supporting vulnerable populations.
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Women for Women International's CEO Laurie Adams pens a new op-ed about the situation unfolding in Iran, women's agency and their right to choose, as well as her personal motivation to support women survivors of war.
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Women in Afghanistan describe living in fear since the fall of Kabul last August.
Article
Marie Clarke, our Chief Programs Officer, spoke with The Hill about the ongoing and worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
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