Women for Women International @womenforwomenuk
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On #HolocaustRemembranceDay we honour all victims and survivors of the Holocaust.⁠ ⁠ Let’s remember and live by the words of Anne Frank and choose kindness and compassion over hatred every day.⁠ Using hateful language to create distance and dehumanise other people is often the starting point of genocide. ⁠ ⁠ In conflict-affected countries where we work, we are committed to bridging religious and ethnic divides to help fractured communities find what they have in common rather than what divides them.⁠ ⁠ As well as forming friendships across these artificial divides by being together in a classroom of 25 women, graduates of our programmes challenge hatred and bring their communities together for example by arranging language lessons, visiting each other's houses or even by taking the lead in organising peace talks. ⁠ ⁠ Women for Women International was born out of the world’s failure to honour the promise of ‘never again’ when thousands were killed during the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia. We will continue to stand with and for communities threatened by genocide.⁠ ⁠ #HolocaustMemorialDay #NeverAgain⁠ #MondayMotivation #inspiringquotes #annefrank
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As part of the UK Embassy’s Feminist Fringe Festival in Berlin our Executive Director @BritaFS was asked to speak to this Gloria Steinem quote: “A feminist is anyone who recognises the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
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Many of the women we serve have never completed primary school due to discrimination in their communities that undervalues girls and blocks them from opportunities.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Joining our programme means that for the first time in their lives they are receiving education and gaining knowledge and skills, which can help them improve their lives. Women who graduate from our programme are also often more likely to send their daughters to school📚🖊️. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ By supporting our work, you are helping create a real ripple effect of change across generations. Thank you! ⁠⠀ Learn more about the impact of your support – link in our bio ☝️⁠⠀ #education #int#internationalationday #dayofeducation #international dayofeducation #womensrights #fridayfeeling
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It's #HandWritingDay! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Do you sponsor a sister through our one-year programme? Why not take this day as an opportunity to write her a letter? 🖊️💌⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ The women we serve deeply value this connection and treasure these words – for some, these messages can be an emotional lifeline.⁠ Your sister will also write to you and update you on her progress. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Our Campaigns Manager @paulina.stachnik received a letter from her sister Tabitha from Nigeria. Tabitha shared “I joined this programme to be empowered”💞. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ If you're not a sponsor already, visit the link in our bio to learn more about sponsorship☝️. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #sis#sister #sister #womenforwomen #womensempowerment #sheinspiresme #bethechange #letterwriting #love #womensupportingwomen #handwriting
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Last year, we were able to reach thousands of women across the conflict-affected countries we work in. Because of your support, the women in our programmes have been able to spark change in their communities and provide for their families.⁠ ⁠ Thank you for being part of an incredible year, visit the link in our bio for a look back at what we achieved together in 2019!⁠ ⁠ #milestone #2019inreview #community #sisterhood #feminism #womensrigths
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Today we are shining our Supporter Spotlight on @cha@charityrace2 - 65 amazing teams who are hitchhiking🚗 their way to Valencia to raise funds and awareness for our vital work with women survivors of war! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ As @uniofstandrews Charities Campaign International Charity of the Year, we were thrilled to attend the race briefing on Saturday. We shared some testimonies from the women we serve to highlight the impact of this incredible cause. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Thank you so much for having us and good luck to all of the teams on your adventure!✨ 💪⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Inspired by the @charityrace2 racers to take on your own challenge? Visit our website or contact us to find out what you can do ☝️!⁠⠀⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #supporterspotlight #charityoftheyear #cha#challengeself #bethechange #challenge #adventure #challengeforgood #studentsociety #womenforwomen #fundraising #hitchhiking⁠⠀
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Brighten up #BlueMonday with a round-up of inspiring quotes to give you the push you need to beat the January blues with renewed energy and positivity.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Check out our list of your most loved #MondayMotivation quotes from our Instagram in 2019! Link in our bio☝️.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #quoteoftheday #ins#ins#inspirationales #inspirational #photooftheday #lifequotes #bestquotes #goodvibes #inspiringquotes #inspiration #quotestagram #januaryblues #feminism #feministquotes
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“These women know what it is like to lie awake in terror, listening for rockets and gunfire. They know how you can lose everything in a second." ⁠ ⁠ As the situation in Iran continues to unfold, our Executive Director, @BritaFS shares her thoughts on the human reality of the conflict and its impact on the women we serve in Iraq via @Stylistmagazine.⁠ ⁠ Read the full story - link in our bio ☝️.⁠ ⁠ Photo credit: @aidanoneill101⁠#Iraq #Iran #womensrights
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