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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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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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At Women for Women International, we know that with the right investment in their power, women around the world are capable of anything they set their minds to. Sometimes, we just need a little inspiration from others. 

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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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As so many people are uprooted from their homes and forced to leave their land in Sudan, they carry a rich culture and heritage with them. While we raise awareness of the war that wages on and amplify the voices of Sudanese women suffering, we must also keep the richness of Sudan's culture and heritage alive. Here are five facts you should know.

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Athiya Nemani Micah and Ruth Benjamin Raumna have been social empowerment trainers in Nigeria for over six years. Read about the transformation they've seen in women as they gain power and confidence in our programme.

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By standing with women survivors of war, you are helping them realise their power and full potential. Find out more about how you can become a Stand With Her supporter and join our global community.

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To mark International Women's Day 2024, we are partnering with remarkable brands that are committed to making a difference to the lives of women around the globe. Discover how you can shop with purpose and support women survivors of war this March. 

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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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