First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

Send a powerful message on International Women's Day.

IWD postcard

We know how powerful it is for a woman survivor of war to hear the words: you are not alone.

That’s why this International Women’s Day, we’re organising a very special delivery.

We’re asking people like you, all over the world, to send a #MessageToMySister – just a few simple words on a postcard, to express solidarity and support for women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

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Solar Sisters are energy pioneers

Solar Sister entrepreneurs

Add some sunshine to your day with this inspiring story of Women for Women International - Nigeria graduates who won an award for selling solar lamps and encouraging clean energy use in their communities.

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The impact of your support: 2017 in review

Women for Women International

Thank you for your support in 2017


At Women for Women International, we are starting 2018 by thinking back over the highlights and successes of the past year. We have put together a selection of our favourite images and stories from 2017 that reflect the positive impact of your support.

Your support helped us enrol more than 15,000 new participants in our programme last year. These are 15,000 individual stories of strength, opportunity, and hope.

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Engaging Men - From Nangarhar to Hollywood

Women for Women International

Women's Equality is Everyone's Business

Engaging Men - From Nangarhar to Hollywood


We teamed up with one of the world’s leading gender diversity consultancies, 20-first, to compare approaches to tackling gender inequality – from countries affected by conflict, to boardrooms at top companies.  

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Where Women Work

Where Women Work newsletter

A prime employer for women truly drives gender parity

Choosing where to work can significantly impact a woman's success and happiness. Thankfully today there's a lot of choice with many employers offering exciting career opportunities, supportive employee networks, flexible working, mentoring and coaching, career acceleration pathways, leadership commitment and a strong focus on equal pay.

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Dame Helen Mirren on Sisterhood

Last week I asked what sisterhood means to you. The incredible Dame Helen Mirren, our Patron, said:

“Sisterhood in the larger sense is helping other women, as far as one is able to. Sisterhood is the sense of community, with women you don’t know but with whom you share an enormous bond.” 

The bond of sisterhood can bring about powerful change - together we have the power to create the change we want to see in the world. 

Our new short film, starring Dame Helen Mirren, celebrates this inspiring power of sisterhood. 

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What does Sisterhood mean to you?

What does sisterhood mean to you? We asked women around the world and their answers are surprisingly similar.  

Reem, a Syrian refugee in our programme in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq told us:
“Sisterhood is a balm for the soul and a medicine for the wounds I have received. We rejoice toget

her, we exchange secrets and celebrate together.”

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