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Send a message of support and solidarity to a woman in Afghanistan and show her she's not alone.

Your personal message will be translated and delivered directly to a woman in our programme, telling her you’re standing alongside her.

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What women in Afghanistan are facing


of humanitarian groups have trouble accessing women due to the ban on women working for international NGOs (non-governmental organisations)

Source: The Fuller Project, 2023

20 million

Afghans are food insecure, 6.1 million are on the brink of famine, and 85% of the population is living in poverty

Source: UN


of school-aged Afghan girls and young women are out of school

Source: UNESCO, January 2023.
Women for Women International programme participants in Afghanistan hugging as they reunite after our centres re-opened. Photo credit: Women for Women International
Women for Women International programme participants in Afghanistan hugging as they reunite after our centres re-opened. Photo credit: Women for Women International


Send a message of hope to a woman in Afghanistan

According to Human Rights Watch, there is no other country in the world where women’s basic rights are more restricted than Afghanistan.

Despite all the hardships they face, Afghan women have not given up hope or the will to shape their own lives. 

Your words of support will tell a woman in Afghanistan that she’s got a friend she has never met, someone who stands with her and shares her hopes for a better future.

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How it works

1. You share your #MessageToMySister

Send a message to a woman survivor of war by submitting it online via the form above.

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!



Thanks to our supporters, we have been able to adapt our programme in Afghanistan to continue reaching women safely, despite restrictions by the de facto government.

Watch women you support literally jumping for joy as one centre reopened last year. 

Will you help Afghan women find hope today?

The power of sisterhood in action

Over 6,000 messages from more than 83 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. You can become part of this incredible ripple effect of inspiration by sending a #MessageToMySister today!

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.



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