Will you join us in New York?

We are thrilled to announce that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be our featured speaker for an intimate conversation moderated by Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN.

See our press release for details:

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton to Address Women for Women International’s Annual Luncheon | Women for Women International

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We are working diligently to help Syrian refugees find work and support their families. We are so glad that delegations at #CSW recognize this need as well.

"Women refugees in Jordan tell the same story as others around the world – they are willing and ready to work. Yet, only 6% of women refugees in Jordan are economically active.

Supporting Jordan’s women refugees who want to work is an...
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International calls for innovation to support women refugees who want to work

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Happy #FeministFriday! Meet Zainab, a #feminist from #Nigeria who is standing up for her rights.

"Through our program, Zainab learned that her rights did not belong to her husband and was inspired by the support of other women in her class. She decided she would not tolerate his abuse any longer. The next time he tried to hit her, she refused to apologize, and stood up for her rights....
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Women Influence Decisions in the Home and Community | Women for Women International

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#ThrowbackThursday We are celebrating with a video from a Graduation Ceremony in Nigeria last month when over 280 women completed the Women for Women International year-long training program. More than 1 in 5 of the women we serve in Nigeria have no formal education, so this will be the first time they ever receive a certificate of achievement, and have the chance to celebrate their success....
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The Women for Women life-skills training center in #DRC trains over 500 women. This is Shaone. She is 29 years old and has three children. Here, she is participating in Numeracy class. We are so proud of Shaone and her dedication to education!

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Women in #Nigeria have escaped #BokoHaram only to suffer from famine-like conditions and insecurity:

"Izah fled her home in northeast Nigeria in 2015 when Boko Haram militants attacked her village, set her house on fire and shot her husband dead.

She is now a widow raising seven children alone in a displacement camp in Monguno, a remote town in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State that was...
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Photo Essay: Children Who Escaped Boko Haram Live in Shadow of Famine

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Happy #MondayMotivation! Very exciting news about our Annual Luncheon!

We are thrilled to announce that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be our featured speaker for an intimate conversation moderated by Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN. #SheInspiresMe

Learn more about our luncheon and buy your tickets here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today we remember Farkhunda. We stand with Afghan women and other victims of violence.

We are all Farkhunda: how one woman’s murder could change Afghanistan | Kristin Cordell

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This week, at an event running parallel to #CSW, Anna Mecagni, our Director of Program, Design and Development spoke about our partnership with Solar Sister in Nigeria.

Nigeria has a great potential market for clean energy cook stoves, so we piloted a project with Solar Sister, under their grant with the U.S. Department of State’s wPOWER project, to train women entrepreneurs in the use and...
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Happy #FridayFeeling! Did you know we have served over 447,000 women through our program in almost 25 years??? Congrats to all our graduates out there like this happy woman from #Rwanda!
We #StandWithRefugees

"The international community has a duty and responsibility under our international agreements to provide support when states do not. And yet, here in the US this week, a new travel ban was proposed to prohibit citizens from six different countries, including Syria, from entering the United States. Under the new ban, the entire U.S. refugee program would be halted for 120...
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Why We Stand With Refugees | Women for Women International

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"The communities where we work around the world will be severely impacted by the withdrawal of support from the United States for humanitarian, development, and reconstruction activities. These funding cuts would lead to a drain of knowledge and experience; security issues for embassies and consulates; and deep cuts in the lifesaving work that we and other humanitarian and aid organizations...
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Peace, Security and Prosperity Threatened | Women for Women International

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Did you get a chance to read this blog post by President of Women for Women International Laurie Adams?

We believe investing in women inspires change that affects the world we all live in. We believe strong women build strong nations and strong nations create a strong future for us all.

Invest In Women, Inspire Change

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Happy #MondayMotivation! Just a little reminder from #MayaAngelou to live your life to the fullest & be sure you have a few laughs along the way. #SheInspiresMe
We couldn't be more proud to share that the first annual virtual #womensday5k was truly an international celebration with participation across the globe! Thank you to all who participated!
Have you been feeling like you need to do something important? Do you want to change the world? Do you want to help women like Mary in South Sudan?

Read President Laurie Adams's The Huffington Post article on how investing in women inspires change around the world.

"We must recognize that women aren’t just half of the population. They are the bedrock of stable societies, healthy families,...
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Invest in Women, Inspire Change

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Happy #FridayFeeling! Thank you to all of our supporters and program participants for your involvement in #IWD2017 activities all around the world! We hope you have a restful weekend and are prepared to start next week invigorated with the spirit to support women affected by conflict to rebuild their lives.

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Take the pledge to #EmbraceAmbition with the Tory Burch Foundation. Own your power, your drive and your dreams. Join the movement to empower women and girls. EmbraceAmbition.org

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Own your power, your drive and dreams.

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Happy International Women's Day from all of us at Women for Women International! President Laurie Adams brings a message back from #Rwanda on this special day!
From playing a survivor on Game of Thrones to meeting women survivors of war in #Rwanda: “What I’ve seen in Rwanda has been really eye-opening; harrowing, but really inspirational. That’s what’s surprised me the most. I knew it was going to be sad but in reality I’ve found myself completely inspired.” Sophie Turner. Today, on International Women’s Day #IWD2017, join Sophie in the global...
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