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Programme participant in sewing class in Iraq. Photo: Women for Women International

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Hope Beyond the Headlines shines a light on different voices from our global Women for Women International family and focuses on hope and innovation in responding to the crisis. Photo: Serrah Galos
Hope Beyond the Headlines shines a light on different voices from our global Women for Women International family and focuses on hope and innovation in responding to the crisis. Photo: Serrah Galos

Hope beyond the headlines

FOCUSING ON HOPE and global sisterhood

We are so grateful for our global community – despite the challenges we are all facing during a global pandemic, you are all so passionate and committed to working towards a world where women everywhere can fulfil their potential. ⁠

To instil a sense of hope during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are collating this hub of inspiring stories from members of our global sisterhood.

Read our most recent blog posts

For the Girls Who Follow in Our Footsteps

Every woman has the power to transform her own life — and the lives of girls around her. On International Day of the Girl Child, we are spotlighting the barriers to equality facing girls in Nigeria and the women working to clear the way.

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World Teacher's Day

On World Teacher's Day, we asked three of our trainers to share their experiences of teaching during a global pandemic.

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Back to school, with a difference

This month, students across the UK are returning to the classroom after the long COVID-19 shutdown – and in the conflict-affected countries where we work, women are also being reunited at our training centres after months apart. In Iraq participants enrol in online classes as COVID-19 lockdowns continue.

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A Stitch in Time Saves Lives

For the past few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of Women for Women International graduates in Rwanda have been putting their sewing skills to use as part of a local effort to provide more masks. As well as helping protect their local community, women are also earning an income despite the economic impacts of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus and women in South Sudan

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted an increased need for our work with women survivors of war. Donate today to help the women we serve survive COVID-19 and your gift will be matched at no extra cost to you.

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