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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.


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Women supported by one our partners in Sudan, Zenab for Women Development. Photo credit: Zenab for Women in Development
Women supported by one our partners in Sudan, Zenab for Women Development. Photo credit: Zenab for Women in Development

ONE YEAR OF CONFLICT IN SUDAN

Reflections on the situation of women in Sudan

"The women of Sudan continue to rise, supporting their families and communities, risking their lives to do so."

Fatima Ahmed, Director of Zenab for Women in Development, our partner organisation in Sudan, shares her reflections on one year of conflict in her country.

Madlien shares the stories of Palestinian women. Photo: Women for Women International
Madlien shares the stories of Palestinian women. Photo: Women for Women International

Meet Madlien

I DARE TO RAISE PALESTINIAN VOICES

"I don't know if I can't sleep because of fear, cold, grief, or the nonstop noise of the drones. My house is gone. My extended family is gone. I lost everything I had. I look at myself now, and I can't recognise me anymore. But I need to be strong and keep using my voice and strength to be alive and tell the world what is happening to us. My name is Madlien, and I dare to elevate the voices of Palestinian women."  

Read Madlien's story and learn about the impact of war on women in Palestine.

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

My name is Marie Clarke and I'm the Chief Programme Officer at Women for Women International. I’ve just returned from two weeks in Palestine, where my colleague Amani Mustafa who is the Country Director of Women for Women International - Palestine and I met with many of our partners in the West Bank and Israel. As we approach the 6 month mark of this horrific war, we are supporting these partners across the region to help meet the urgent needs of women and their families.


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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.


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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.