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Saving up can be very powerful – there is liberation in the process of saving (“I can control my impulses and plan for the future”) and freedom in choosing outcomes enabled by savings (“I can buy that car”), but can women use it as a way out of marginalization? Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Women for Women International Director of Monitoring, Research and Evaluation addresses this important...
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This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India — and calls on others to speak out too: bit.ly/2gbXI2g #16days

Find your voice against gender violence

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One night, sleeping in the safety of her home, Seve was woken up by her neighbour, who urged Seve and her family to escape. Islamic state fighters were killing men and kidnapping girls. Seve and her husband couldn't believe what was happening but they decided to run. Seve witnessed rape and death. Her family was separated.

Fortunately, Seve’s family was reunited at the Kurdistan border and...
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When the Taliban closed all the girls' schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching — and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country: bit.ly/2gbZa4r

How I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school

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On Giving Tuesday, YOU helped us spread the word about women's rights and together we raised enough funds for 613 women in our program to receive the gift of Rights Awareness Training!

You helped women like Zainab.

Before joining our yearlong program Zainab suffered years of abuse from her husband, in part because she did not know she had a right to live free from violence. After going...
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"I Thought Only Men Had Rights" | Women for Women International

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The New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly tackles global issues with humor, intelligence and sarcasm. She travels worldwide to speak out about freedom of speech, world peace, and other global issues.

Her latest project supports the United Nations initiative Cartooning for Peace / Dessins pour la Paix. Watch this funny and informative TED talk on changing perspectives one drawing at a time:...
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Drawing on humor for change

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It's #GivingTuesday and you can participate in our campaign in 3 easy steps!

1. Answer the Call: Take a selfie holding a sign that says “I support women’s rights because…” (adding in your reason for supporting women’s rights). Click here to print a sign.

2. Tell the World: Share your photo with your friends and family on social media, using #WfWIGivingTuesday and @womenforwomen IMPORTANT:...
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Giving Tuesday Virtual Rally for Women's Rights | Women for Women International

This Giving Tuesday (November 29th), you can join Women for Women International (WfWI) in standing up for women's rights by participating in our virtual rall...

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It's #GivingTuesday! Don't forget to show your support of Women's Rights by joining our Virtual Rally!

Show us your Selfies and Give the Gift of Right's Awareness Training today!

Virtual Rally for Women's Rights

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This #GivingTuesday join us in standing up for women's rights by participating in our Virtual Women's Rights Rally. Share your women's rights selfie and then pay it forward.

Why do you support women’s rights? Have you thought about why it is important to you?

At Women for Women International, we support women’s rights because we believe that strong women build strong nations.

A core aspect...
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Tomorrow's #GivingTuesday! Join us in standing up for women's rights by participating in our Virtual Women's Rights Rally: Share your women's rights selfie and then pay it forward - give the gift of Rights Awareness Training! Make your #GivingTuesday matter. Learn more: bit.ly/2fyBRRH
Since 1993, Women for Women International has been working to transform the lives of women in war-torn countries. We work with the most marginalized women in the most difficult places. And we stay for the long term—helping to create access and opportunity. Within two years, our graduates report a five-fold increase in daily income. At enrollment, women earn an average of 41 cents a...
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We are so grateful for all of our supporters. Without you, our work wouldn't be possible. WEBSITE: http://www.womenforwomen.org/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebo...

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'Women in Politics' profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senato Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of...
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"Nadia is more than a survivor," said United States Ambassador Samantha Power, and 2014 Woman of the Year. "She is a total inspiration. People want to look away from these crimes—they know they're happening but they don't want to focus. Nadia has made the world focus."

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Read Women of the Year Honoree Nadia Murad's Powerful Acceptance Speech

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Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Share this message. Let's stand together! #16days
Today our #throwbackthursday inspirational woman is the award winning actress, style icon and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey is well known and loved for her appearances in films such as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Charade. She became famous after her role in Roman Holiday, for which she won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. In 1961 she was added to the...
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After going through Women for Women International’s program, Mukunde has been able to better meet her family’s needs, invest in her children’s education, and afford more nutritious meals.

Mukunde says a driver of her success is her new bicycle, which she bought with her training stipend. She uses her bicycle for transportation and also uses it as a taxi. The bicycle has allowed her to save...
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"If we keep up the fight for women's rights, I believe there is nothing we can't do," said Amal Clooney, "The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other.”

She addressed the injustices women like Nadia Murad face all over the world. Read her full speech here: bit.ly/2fZPIxp

Watch Amal Clooney Give a Powerful Speech on Women’s Rights

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WONDERFUL NEWS: Last month, Women for Women International and our partners at the Free Yezidi Foundation celebrated the opening of a women's center at the Khanke Refugee camp in northern Iraq. The new center offers multiple vocational training options to help women earn a living after losing everything. Participants also learn business skills, undergo women's rights awareness training, and...
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Sugar the pill: tackling taboos on contraception in Nigeria. Oduola Tayo, regional clinic officer, spoke to women about family planning methods at a clinic in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria. The country’s population is forecast to surpass that of the US by 2050, making it the world’s third largest, behind India and China. According to UN figures, just 16% of married and cohabiting women in Nigeria...
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Sugar the pill: tackling taboos on contraception in Nigeria – in pictures

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