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In recent years, refugee literature has provided a way of educating the public about the truth behind the refugee experience. Women for Women International believes that knowledge is power, so check out our World Refugee Day Reading List to grow your awareness and understanding of the refugee experience for your own personal reading and to share with others.
Shocking statistics and clickbait headlines perpetuate damaging stereotypes about refugees. By unpicking common myths and misconceptions, we increase our understanding and are better placed to help refugees heal and rebuild their lives.
Meet six incredible refugee women - from Syrian activist Waad al-Kateab to actress and singer Marlene Dietrich - who have used their power to make a difference.
The amount of forcibly displaced people has reached a staggering number—over 100 million according to UNHCR—and the number only continues to increase. This World Refugee Day, learn about the state of refugees today.
In 2018, Leila's village in Damascus, Syria was bombed, killing two of her children and injuring her daughter so badly that she still struggles to walk properly today. Despite their injuries, Leila and her daughter made the difficult to decision to leave their home and seek asylum in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In the face of immense grief, Leila knew that she needed to move forward for the sake of her family.
On paper, it might seem as though women's rights are protected in Nigeria. But today, Nigerian women and girls continue to face the reality of widespread discrimination, violence and injustice. To understand why urgent change is needed, read these 10 key facts about women's rights in Nigeria.
After graduating from our 12 month programme in the Democractic Republic of Congo, Cinama went on to start her own brickmaking business. She now shares her knowledge with other women and is looked up to as a role model.
More than one year on from Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine and our Managing Director, Sara Bowcutt, shared her reflections with Seida Sarić, Director of Žene za Žene International), our sister organisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kateryna Shukh, Vice President of Bereginja – Mariupol’s Women’s Association.
The UK Government recently published two long-awaited policies, reflecting how collective and sustained advocacy - anchored in women’s experiences - can contribute to small wins in a broader context of a global rollback on women’s rights, no matter how painstaking those advocacy efforts or granular those wins may feel. So, what are those small wins, and are they worth celebrating?
Across the world, women often have less access to technology, mobile phones and the internet compared to men. In fact, the majority of the 2.9 billion people who remain unconnected are women and girls. But evidence suggests that digital inclusion goes hand in hand with economic empowerment and gender equality.
20 years since the war broke out in Iraq, we reflect on the impact of the war on women, our support over the years and hopes for the future.
Women for Women International invests in the power of women living in these communities. As we celebrate Women's History Month, we reflect on the progress of women using their #PowerToChange in their lives and communities for generations to come.