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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Marie Clarke, our Chief Programs Officer, spoke with The Hill about the ongoing and worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
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Seven women share their hopes and fears, including a Women for Women International team member based in Afghanistan.
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Many countries have struggled with food insecurity and hunger problems in the past, but recent events like the war in Ukraine have exacerbated these issues.
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Testimonies from Afghanistan these days confirm that the situation for women there remains critical.
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Nine months after first reporting her story, Sian Norris speaks to an Afghan women’s rights activist in hiding and still hoping to flee to the UK.
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Marianne Kajokaya, Women for Women International's Country Director South Sudan, recently spoke with iNews about the crisis women are currently facing and the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine.
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DRC Country Director Rachel Boketa speaks to Vox about the ripple effects of rising fuel prices.
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In a recent interview with Die Welt, a German newspaper, Women for Women International coordinator spoke about how everyday life has changed for her and other women in Afghanistan since last August.
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Mother's Day is a chance to celebrate, pamper and shower moms with love. But for many moms around the world, this Mother's Day will still see them struggling to make ends meet.
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While women are still attempting to call for equal rights on the streets, most are now just trying to stay alive. Arizoo sits down with iNews to tell her story.
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Storai Ahmadi joins Al Jazeera Stream to discuss women's rights in Afghanistan
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Sophie Turner, actor and Global Ambassador, celebrated International Women’s Day with Women for Women International
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NBC News spotlights brands that pledged to give back throughout Women's History Month.
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Stylist highlights 10 activists and campaigners making a difference for women around the world.
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In honor of International Women's Day, the TODAY Show highlights brands that give back
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Arizoo Sadaat explains what has changed in women’s lives and which WfWI programs have resumed.
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Storai Ahmadi, Afghanistan program coordinator for Women for Women International, explains how economic activities and travel restrictions have eliminated women's professional lives since the fall of Kabul and weighs in on how numerous women's rights advocates were forced to flee.
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Marie Clarke, vice president of global programs,  explained how Women for Women International is attempting to help get people out of Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the country.
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CEO Laurie Adams opens up about calling on the Biden administration to invest in resources for women fleeing Afghanistan and those who remain.
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