Women for women International

You are making a difference in the lives of women. To view this email online, click here. September 2022 NewsletterSpotlight: South Sudan Change AgentsChange Agents in our South Sudan program meet to strategically discuss how to effectively advocate for the rights of other women and marginalized people in their communities. “Our priority,” says Miriah John, South Sudan Advocacy Coordinator, “is to increase women’s participation in leadership roles in Yei County, and beyond.”

Despite their ongoing hard work, they find time to encourage one another through song: “…this Change Agents program is ours, we cannot get tired or weary of it…”

They are hopeful that the skills they have acquired through our programs will help them and their communities survive as South Sudan experiences devastating food and water insecurities. But they still need the support of our global community.

Your gift will make TWICE the impact. All gifts received by September 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.DONATE NOWStronger Women, Stronger Nations Programs: Congratulations Graduates!Last month, 299 women from Bauchi State in Nigeria graduated from our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations program. These graduates gained economic, wellness, relationship, and empowerment skills.

We are inspired by these women as they continue to act as vital members of their families and communities.CONGRATULATE THE GRADUATES

We STILL Stand with UkraineOlga tragically bore witness to her husband’s murder by Russian forces. Luckily, she was able to escape to Poland, with her son, where she now has a new job and home.

Through our Conflict Response Fund, we are supporting women like Olga as they begin to rebuild their lives after such tragedies. “I will never forget when I saw my husband killed…”READ OLGA’S STORY
Book Club Series: Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of WomenThis month we’re reading Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women by award-winning journalist, war correspondent, and activist, Christina Lamb.

The survivors in this book shared their deeply personal stories for a purpose and it is now our responsibility to listen, share their stories, and advocate on their behalf around the world.READ MORE
In the NewsBBC NEWSIran unrest: Women burn headscarves at anti-hijab protests – BBC News

Women have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died while in police custody for breaking hijab laws. Women for Women International believes that no woman should be persecuted for choosing what to wear or standing up for her rights.READ MOREAl Jazeera‘Girls have less to eat’: Hungry and out of school in South Sudan

Fewer children have been attending school in South Sudan as many, especially girls, are staying at home instead as the country struggles to cope with rising hunger levels.READ MOREiNewsFears about Russia collaborators threaten cohesion in Ukraine’s liberated towns

Kyiv has recaptured a vast area in the east of the country – but now comes the difficult task of repairing social cohesion in a traumatized populationREAD MOREDONATE NOWMAKE A MONTHLY GIFTHelping women survivors of war rebuild their lives.Photo credits: Serah Galos and Lucy Scanlon
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