Celebrate International Women's Day

8th March 2024

Honour women who dare to make a difference with our #SheDares campaign.

Use the power of art to speak up about women’s rights, learn about experiences of women around the world, join events and more!

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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

Take part in our #SheDares art competition this Women's History Month. Illustration: Natalie Byrne

#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!

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#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

Hadiza

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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.


Sohaila

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"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.


Marie Jeanne

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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.


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

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

EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

As the situation in Gaza deteriorates, women and their families are in dire need of life-saving essentials. Help provide winter clothes, blankets, hot meals and trauma-informed counselling.

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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. 


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Visit our newsroom to see our latest media coverage and read stories from women affected by war and conflict.


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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.


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