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Women for Women International helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives

553,437 women survivors of war reached in 17 conflict-affected countries

1 in 3 women experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime

85p of every £1 we raise supports women survivors of war

FREE WEBINAR ABOUT THE WAR IN UKRAINE

Wednesday, 21st February at 6pm GMT

This February marks two years since Russia invaded Ukraine. Join us online to hear from two formidable women who have seen this war first-hand. The conversation will be hosted by our Managing Director Sara Bowcutt.

#SHEDARES STORIES: AMPLIFYING WOMEN'S VOICES

THURSDAY, 7TH MARCH AT 6PM GMT

Join us for a free virtual panel discussion celebrating the lives of courageous women. Our four fantastic speakers will be shedding light on the lives of courageous women from Sudan to Afghanistan daring to stand up for their rights and bring change — even in the most difficult and dangerous circumstances.

We believe supporting women to realise their social and economic power is an investment in building pathways to peace.

Our work in Palestine

Adapting to Urgent Needs

We are working with local Women’s Rights Organisations in the West Bank to serve marginalised Palestinian women who face violence, food insecurity, and unemployment.

Iryna, from our Conflict Response Fund partner in Ukraine. Andreev Family Foundation
Iryna, from our Conflict Response Fund partner in Ukraine. Andreev Family Foundation

Why women in conflict

Women affected by war and conflict are forced to overcome the most daunting challenges

When war and insecurity take hold, women bear the heaviest burden of violence, poverty and inequality. Despite these stark disadvantages, women are instrumental in caring and providing for their families at times of crisis and in rebuilding their communities post-conflict.

In 2023, our #SheDares Squad took on the Brighton Marathon, London Marathon, Hackney Half Marathon, Swim Serpentine, and the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise vital funds for women survivors of war. Together, they raised over £16,000 – that’s enough for 60 women to enrol in our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme. Go team! Photo: Women for Women International
In 2023, our #SheDares Squad took on the Brighton Marathon, London Marathon, Hackney Half Marathon, Swim Serpentine, and the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise vital funds for women survivors of war. Together, they raised over £16,000 – that’s enough for 60 women to enrol in our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme. Go team! Photo: Women for Women International

RUN FOR WOMEN SURVIVORS OF WAR

JOIN OUR #SHEDARES SQUAD

Do you want to challenge yourself in 2024? We're thrilled to have places for the Brighton Marathon and Hackney Half Marathon. Take your pick!

We would love for you to join our #SheDares Squad.

Emergency Support for Afghan Women

Women and girls in Afghanistan are facing crackdowns on their rights, natural disasters, and the risk of famine. Help us continue our emergency response through the harsh winter.

Blogs and updates

The women we serve are all survivors of war or conflict – but far too many have survived violence against women as well. Despite the trauma, they continue to push for change. They rebuild their lives while working towards a brighter future for their children, and many become activists to drive wider, long-lasting change for their communities. In this blog we share the stories of five women, Nabintu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mila from Ukraine and Grace, Hadiza and Joyce from Nigeria.


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2023 in Review

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In 2023, we celebrated 30 years of impact. We have only been able to reach 583,700 women because so many other incredible members of our global community have been with us. Even as wars rage on, our combined commitment to women everywhere and the power of each and every woman we serve continues to fuel us. 


Shocking statistics and clickbait headlines perpetuate damaging stereotypes about refugees. By unpicking common myths and misconceptions, we increase our understanding and are better placed to help refugees heal and rebuild their lives.


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Our Story

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Since our origins during the Bosnian War in 1993, Women for Women International has reached 553,437 marginalised women in 14 conflict-affected countries.


When war and insecurity take hold, women bear the heaviest burden of violence, poverty and inequality. Learn more about why supporting women survivors of war is so important.


Stories

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Read the stories of the incredible women survivors of war that Women for Women International supports.