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“I want them to see that I am still alive, that they did not kill me, not my body, not my soul.”

Safeta knew the soldiers who raped and tortured her. Before conflict erupted in Bosnia and Herzegovina she would see them nearly every day. They were her neighbours.

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chirstmas shopping inspiration

As the countdown to Christmas begins, we have rounded up the best gifts for the global sisterhood in our Feminist Gift Guide!

Whether you’re buying for a special someone or looking to treat yourself, these gifts not only have the power to delight but will also make a real difference for women survivors of war. Click on the above picture for more information.

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Friday Focus:   5 years on, Yezidi women enslaved and raped by ISIS face an unbearable dilemma

Friday Focus Women for Women

Five years ago, in August 2014, ISIS fighters launched a genocidal attack on the Yezidi religious minority in Sinjar, northern Iraq.

Women and girls were raped, enslaved and forced to endure unspeakable atrocities. They saw their husbands and sons tortured and killed. Survivors fled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, setting up makeshift homes in displaced persons camps. Half a decade later, the majority are still there.

 

Join our Patron Dame Helen Mirren and send a #MessageToMySister between 1st – 8th March. You can send a message online at womenforwomen.org.uk/message

You can also share a message of support on social media using #MessageToMySister and tagging @womenforwomenUK.

We will deliver the messages directly to women in our programmes in countries affected by conflict – showing that there are men and women all around the world who care. 

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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.

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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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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