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#MessageToMySister 2020

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#MessageToMySister

To mark International Women's Day 2020, we asked you to send a #MessageToMySister - a small act of sisterhood that will have a big impact.

The power of sisterhood in action

FOR A WOMAN WHO HAS EXPERIENCED THE WORST OF HUMANITY, YOUR MESSAGE WILL SHOW HER THAT SHE IS NOT ALONE OR FORGOTTEN

Many of the women we serve have been uprooted from their homes and lost family, friends, and everyone they depended on for support. Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem thrive in isolation.

Your words of support will tell her she’s got a friend she has never met, someone who shares her hopes and believes in her abilities: to rebuild her life, return to her home, give her children a brighter future.

A programme participant from Nigeria holding her #MessageToMySister postcard. Photo: Women for Women International
A programme participant from Nigeria holding her #MessageToMySister postcard. Photo: Women for Women International

Your words will make a difference

Send a message of hope

Since we launched the #MessageToMySister campaign, we have seen the impact your messages of support have on the women we serve. Thousands of you have sent in messages and joined our global movement.

That’s why for International Women's Day 2020, we asked you again to send a message of hope, friendship, and sisterhood to a woman survivor of war.

How it works

1. You share your #MessageToMySister

Send a message to a woman survivor of war by requesting a postcard or submitting a message online.

2. Your message is translated and delivered

We will translate and deliver your #MessageToMySister to a woman taking part in our year-long programme.

3. A woman survivor of war receives your message

Your words of support and hope are shared and the power of the global sisterhood grows!

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YOU JOINED US ON AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

SEE THE IMPACT OF YOUR MESSAGE

Follow the journey of Paulina's message as it travels from the United Kingdom, all the way to the hands of Pelagia, one of our programme participants in the DRC.

By sending a #MessageToMySister you join us on an incredible journey. Watch this short film to learn more about the impact of your message.

Learn more about the campaign

Send a #MessageToMySister

This International Women's Day, we asked you to send a #MessageToMySister – just a few simple words to express your solidarity and support for women living in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

The Impact of Your Words

Over 3,000 supporters from 61 countries sent messages of support. Read more about #MessageToMySister and what it has achieved.

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