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Festive Feminist Gift Guide

subtitle: Choose a gift that spreads joy further.

Thinking about buying something extra special this Holiday Season? Your purchases have power, and we are excited to share a Holiday Gift Guide with a difference – helping you find thoughtful gifts that support women survivors of war.  

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After years of silent suffering, the women of South Sudan are beginning to speak out about rape and sexual violence. Read about how Change Agents are breaking the silence on Violence Against Women over the radio.

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This Giving Tuesday, with the support of our corporate partners, we are able to work with resilient women to rebuild their lives, gain crucial skills and transform their futures, families and communities. From meaningful cards to quality wardrobe staples, read on to discover the ways you can shop with purpose through your favourite brands on this global day of giving! 

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As political figures and activists engaged in discourse, addressing the effects of climate change through political leadership, a small group of women in South Sudan assembled less than 1000 miles away. Faced with a withering supply of crops and livestock, they’re pursuing an avenue of farming that will make them more resilient. 

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For women entrepreneurs in our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme, owning a bicycle has helped them grow their businesses and support their families. Read Mukunde and Alphonsine's stories.

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All women are vulnerable to violence – with one in three experiencing some form in their lifetime. But those in conflict-affected regions are much more exposed to it. Living in conflict zones, experiences war and suffering displacement all increase the risk.

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Following the conclusion of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, read our Global Policy and Advocacy Manager Nisha Singh's reflections on the past year of global advocacy, research and programme delivery to support women in Afghanistan.

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The realities and experiences of the most marginalised women affected by conflict are unlikely to be captured in official, national-level data. That's why we started publishing data from the women in our programmes in 2017 - increasing their visibility. Read our top 10 highlights from our monitoring and evaluation data on how our work aligns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Women for Women International CEO, Laurie Adams, reflects on her visit to Poland to see how the survivors of the Russian invasion on Ukraine are able to maintain hope amidst chaos. 

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One year into the humanitarian and economic crisis in Afghanistan and the situation continues to worsen. Read about how we at Women for Women International are supporting our Afghan sisters.

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