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#MessageToMySister campaign

#MessageToMySister Campaign

Since 2018, we have received more than 3,000 messages of hope and support to women survivors of war for International Women's Day.

This message from Rea in England, which was delivered to one of our programme graduates in Bosnia and Herzegovina, says: "We are all human, therefore we can all achieve greatness with limited resources because success starts and ends with you."

A Story of Global Sisterhood

Send a message of hope, friendship and sisterhood to a woman survivor of war

We know that during times of extreme crisis and suffering, friendships and connections with other women can be just as important as food and shelter. That’s why our training programmme focuses on bringing isolated women together and fostering sisterhood. 

Our story began 27 years ago with a simple letter-writing campaign, creating a human link between women living under siege or in refugee camps, and the outside world.

Ever since, through our sponsorship programme, sponsors and women survivors of war have exchanged letters of hope and support. These letters are a vital lifeline, connecting a woman who has experienced the worst of humanity with someone who believes in her. 

Your words play a vital role in growing the global power of sisterhood. 


I appreciate your cards and your words. I thank you so much for your support. Thanks to Women for Women International I can now provide my children with basic school needs.

Rhoda, Women for Women International - Nigeria

Your inspiring response

We have received over 3,000 messages from 61 countries

When we first called for messages around International Women's Day 2018, we couldn't have imagined such a moving response. From schools to workplaces, our dedicated supporters, like Women for Women International's Ambassador Dame Helen Mirren, have shared incredible messages of solidarity with women survivors of war.

Your words have extraordinary power

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Every single one of your messages, whether submitted online, written on a postcard or shared on social media was translated and sent to a woman survivor of war on our programme.

Women who received the messages have expressed how moved they were to know that someone across the world had taken the time to send them a personal message of support.