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The Impact of #MessageToMySister

These are the responses from some of the women who received #MessageToMySister postcards. See the impact of your words.

For International Women's Day 2020, we asked you to send a message of hope, friendship, and sisterhood to a woman survivor of war.

Since launching in 2018, our #MessageToMySister campaign has received an incredible response. So far this year we have received more than 4,000 messages from 83 countries all over the world! 

Your messages will then be translated and hand-delivered to women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places. 

You can still join the global movement and send your #MessageToMySister today. 

Cizungo from DRC with her translated #MessageToMySister: "You are not alone and forgotten." Photo: Women for Women International
Cizungo from DRC with her translated #MessageToMySister: "You are not alone and forgotten." Photo: Women for Women International

I used to work for others but today I have my own business which helps me to support my family.

Cizungo, Women for Women International - Democratic Republic of Congo programme participant
Naza from Bosnia and Herzegovina with her #MessageToMySister: "Believe in yourself everyday. You are amazing and can do anything you put your mind to! You are an inspiration." Photo: Women for Women International
Naza from Bosnia and Herzegovina with her #MessageToMySister: "Believe in yourself everyday. You are amazing and can do anything you put your mind to! You are an inspiration." Photo: Women for Women International

Of course I believe. Our thoughts are the same and I am glad. I want us to succeed.

Naza, Women for Women International - Bosnia and Herzegovina programme participant
Rhoda from Nigeria holding her #MessageToMySister: "Please know that your courage and strength inspires me every day. There are people far away who care about you and think about your hardship and achievements." Photo: Sefa Nkansa
Rhoda from Nigeria holding her #MessageToMySister: "Please know that your courage and strength inspires me every day. There are people far away who care about you and think about your hardship and achievements." Photo: Sefa Nkansa

I appreciate your card and your words. The Women for Women International programme is very helpful I have started a trade using my stipend.

Rhoda, Women for Women International - Nigeria programme participant
Hidajete from Kosovo holding her #MessageToMySister: "You are not alone." Photo: Women for Women International
Hidajete from Kosovo holding her #MessageToMySister: "You are not alone." Photo: Women for Women International

Your message means a lot to me, friends are very important in our lives because they support and encourage us.

Hidajete, Women for Women International - Kosovo programme participant
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Women for Women International Ambassador Philomena Kwao and Rahila from Nigeria with her #MessageToMySister: "We are all in this together - your strength gives us strength. Sending all the love, strength and courage to you." Photo: Sefa Nkansa

The Women for Women International programme is very encouraging. I love meeting other women and working together. Thank you for this network of sisters.

Rahila, Women for Women International - Nigeria programme participant
Sakibe from Kosovo with her #MessageToMySister: "
Sakibe from Kosovo with her #MessageToMySister: "'When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful' - Malala Yousafzai. Be the change you want to be in the world." Photo: Women for Women International

My dear friend, hello from the bottom of my heart. Your support means a lot to me. It makes me stronger for challenges in life.

Sakibe, Women for Women International - Kosovo programme participant
Sylvia sharing her #MessageToMySister postcard with Fatima. Photo: Women for Women International
Sylvia sharing her #MessageToMySister postcard with Fatima. Photo: Women for Women International

Every time I need more inspiration to keep me on during my obligations I read your words. It reminds me that somewhere in the world there is another woman who believes in me and my work.

Fatima, Women for Women International - Bosnia and Herzegovina programme participant

SEND YOUR MESSAGE

Send a #MessageToMySister to a woman survivor of war via our online form today!