Women for Women International helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives
#SheDares Art Competition
TAKE PART IN OUR COMPETITION this International women's day
Join our #SheDares art competition between 26th February - 18th March by submitting your piece on the theme of #SheDares. Post your art on Instagram or Facebook with a hashtag #SheDaresArt, tagging @womenforwomenuk and @womenforwomen for a chance to win an amazing prize!
#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.
Meet courageous women from countries affected by conflict
Changing cultural norms is not an easy task, especially when you are a woman in a remote village in Nigeria. But Hadiza is a testament to women’s power and strength. #SheDares to fight for women’s rights, even when it threatens her personal safety. This is her story.
"Culturally, as a widow, it was expected of me to withdraw from public life and rely on the support of my extended family. However, I was determined to take a different path to provide for my children."
Read Sohaila's story of strength and defiance.
The involvement of women in decision-making processes is essential for a balanced and equitable society. However, men are in control of the processes in Marie Jeanne’s community. Read about how she has fought for women’s voices to be heard in community gatherings, and dared to challenge other injustices too. #SheDares to speak up on behalf of all the women in her community.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THE BRIGHTON MARATHON
JOIN OUR #SHEDARES SQUAD
Join us for the beautiful coastal marathon taking place in Brighton on Sunday, 7th April 2024!
Our team will support you every step of the way with:
👕Your very own #SheDares running pack, including a Women for Women International running vest to wear with pride
❤️Fundraising advice from our dedicated Fundraising Officer
📣Loud and enthusiastic cheer points to keep you going on the day
Blogs and updates
When art an activism are brought together, they have the incredible power to overcome cultural and language barriers, allowing marginalised voices to take centre stage. Learn more about the courageous women daring to use art to challenge the status quo and drive positive change in their communities.
Visit our newsroom to see our latest media coverage and read stories from women affected by war and conflict.
The lives of millions of people from Ukraine have been shattered by the Russian invasion - but thanks to the healing power of art therapy, women still have hope.
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.
Read the stories of the incredible women survivors of war that Women for Women International supports.