Women for Women International

Opportunity Over Hopelessness: Syrian Women's Impact on Peace

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

Syrian women's participation in building peace is not just about seats in Geneva but must reach out to a broad and diverse range of women's groups working with Syrian women affected by the conflict, providing both humanitarian assistance and long-term support to help women's economic and social participation. Simply put, stronger women build stronger nations.

What the #SheInspiresMe Campaign Means to Me

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

This is a crisis which we cannot ignore - because we know that when we invest in women, we inspire change. For more than 20 years our organisation has witnessed the power of what is possible when we work together with women survivors of war to give them the tools they need to transform their lives.

The World Must Not Fail Syria's Women. Now Is the Time to Act

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

The dangers facing women are so palpable and real that UN Women has issued urgent requests for humanitarian agencies in the KRI to provide psycho-social support for traumatised women, as well as livelihood programmes for non-camp based women refugees in order to increase their incomes and reduce their vulnerabilities.

She Could Have Been My Daughter

Brita Fernandez Schmidt | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK
Brita Fernandez Schmidt

I have worked for over 20 years helping women around the world to rebuild their lives and fulfil their potential. The crisis that Syrian, Iraqi and Nigerian women are facing right now is playing on my mind every day - I do not want to wait any longer to provide the support they need right now.

'Support a Woman, Not a Charity' and Make it Happen Every Day for Every Woman

Shivonne Graham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Shivonne Graham

After going through the programme, she will earn on average five times more than she did at enrolment. This boost in household income results in better nutrition and family health, and keeps children in school.

'Growing Up In Iraq Meant I Had To Fight For Justice'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK

Zainab Salbi is, in a roundabout way, grateful for Saddam Hussein. The 42-year-old co-founder of Women for Women International says without growin...

Mischa's Marilyn Moment

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Style

WHO? Actress Mischa Barton (probably best known as Marissa Cooper on The O.C.) WHAT? A white cutout dress with a pleated skirt not a million miles ...

The Bonn Conference and Why Women's Voices Must be Heard

Julie Tomlin | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home
Julie Tomlin

The Afghan Conference that begins today in Bonn could prove to be crucial for the future of women in Afghanistan.Yet there are very few women among the 900 delegates taking part in the talks that mark the anniversary of the 2001 Bonn Conference, when Hamid Karzai was appointed president of Afghanistan and expectations were high about women's futures.