CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE WEEK

This World Refugee Week (17th-23rd June), we are shining a light on refugees and displaced women worldwide – their strength, their courage and their hope. From facts and stories, to speakers and recipes, find out how you can get involved today.

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

579,287 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

How you can help

By fundraising for Women for Women International, you can make a real difference for women survivors of war. Your efforts will help women in our programmes to rebuild their lives and inspire hope for the future.


Make a donation

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Give a one-off gift or set up a monthly donation to support women survivors of war and conflict to rebuild their lives.


Learn more about how you can join the range of companies and businesses committed to transforming the lives of women survivors of war.


For a limited time, we'll send you an apron or set of beaded coasters handmade by women affected by conflict when you become a Stand With Her Supporter.

AS SHE'S FORCED TO FLEE, WILL YOU STAND WITH HER?

RECEIVE A FREE APRON OR BEADED COASTERS

You have the power to support women affected by conflict as they heal from the trauma of war and build brighter futures for themselves and their families. For a limited time only, we'll send you a FREE Women for Women International apron when you become a Stand With Her Sister Supporter or a set of beautiful beaded coasters when you become a Stand With Her Classroom Supporter - both handmade by women affected by conflict.

Join us on Thursday, 20th June at 6pm BST to learn more about our work supporting women displaced by conflict. Photo credit: Women for Women International.
Join us on Thursday, 20th June at 6pm BST to learn more about our work supporting women displaced by conflict. Photo credit: Women for Women International.

FREE WORLD REFUGEE DAY PANEL EVENT

Thursday, 20th June, 6pm (BST)

Join our virtual panel event to hear from Aram Shakerm and Payvand Seyedali, our Country Directors in Iraq and Afghanistan about the compounding impacts of conflict and displacement.

The panellists will discuss the challenges and achievements of displaced women in Iraq and Afghanistan and how our work provides a pathway for women in these contexts to rebuild their lives.

Explore new cuisines and culinary traditions with our online toolkit featuring recipes from women we serve. Photo credit: Charles Atiki Lomodong.
Explore new cuisines and culinary traditions with our online toolkit featuring recipes from women we serve. Photo credit: Charles Atiki Lomodong.

RECIPES FROM DISPLACED WOMEN

DOWNLOAD A WORLD OF FLAVOURS

Download our e-cookbook to discover delicious recipes shared by some of the women we support and read their stories of displacement. Each dish is a testament to the power of community, cultural heritage and an inspiring drive to find light amidst the destruction of war and conflict.

Palestine Emergency

Support families as they desperately rush to evacuate Rafah. Help provide life-saving: 

💧Water and food

💊 Hygiene kits and antibiotics

👕 Clothes and blankets

Blogs and updates

27 February 2024 | TNM

Iryna Andreeva, Director of our partner organisation, The Andreev Family Foundation, reflected on two years of war in Ukraine. She spoke to TNM about how her charity is responding to the impact of violence on women at the hands of Russian soldiers by offering counselling to victims of conflict-related sexual violence. Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual violence.


The amount of forcibly displaced people has reached a staggering number—over 114 million according to UNHCR—and the number only continues to increase. This World Refugee Day, learn about the state of refugees today.


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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 579,287 marginalised women in 17 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.


Meet courageous women from countries affected by conflict

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.


Mariam

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Mariam* has been working with us to document the deteriorating situation in Gaza. While living through the horrors of war herself, she dares to lift the stories of other Palestinian women.