Beating the odds. Meet Rosemarie, Rozina, Martha, Agnes, Zainab and Hanna.

Collage of photos of women and girls around the world

Addressing gender inequality isn’t something that can be handed down from the top — we must empower the people affected to create lasting change. Our charities know this. When they look at the issues facing women and girls, they understand the best way to solve this is to involve the entire community and give women […]

Helping women and girls in the fight for equality

Girls smiling with books in front of them

Women and girls are often the faces of poverty. And they are essential to overcoming it. You have likely seen the statistics – women have fewer resources and less power compared to men, and they can experience further inequality because of their class, ethnicity and age. Yet, we have also seen the difference made when […]

Focusing on women from one global health crisis to the next

Women for Women logo over photo of women nurse wearing masks

Whether it’s access to leadership positions or safety and security in their own homes, women around the world face barriers to equality. Poverty and conflict exacerbate these conditions – 70% of people living in poverty worldwide are women and girls, and women are disproportionately affected by conflict and violence. Women must be included and empowered […]

WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL: Zainab: Taking Back Her Rights and Her Life


For years, Zainab suffered her husband’s beatings and abuse. Growing up in Nigeria, she was taught a woman’s rights came from her husband. When Zainab’s husband took a second wife, he often refused to give her money to feed their children. He became more violent towards her, and Zainab felt powerless. One in three women […]