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Three decades ago, one woman turned a moment of outrage into a movement. Today, the organization Zainab Salbi started during the conflict in Bosnia has reached over half a million women survivors of war all over the world. In this special episode, Women for Women International's CEO, Laurie Adams travels back to Bosnia with Zainab to learn the story of out how it all began and to find out why, thirty years later, the sisterhood effect is needed more than ever.  For more information and to donate: See for privacy information. See for privacy information.
Even though most farm workers in developing countries are women, very few of them own the land they work on. Some rural communities ignore the law and forcibly seize land from women or prevent them from buying or inheriting land in the first place. In this episode, Nisha hears from Angelique, a Congolese woman who tried to persuade a skeptical community that she had just as much right to own land as her husband. Nisha also talks to Rachel Boketa, the Country Director of Women for Women International in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sabreen Alikhan, our Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning about a project to support women like Angelique to become advocates for equality as well as ‘boss ladies’ in their own right. For more information about us, visit Donate here: for privacy information.
In just one year, women’s lives have got a lot harder in Afghanistan. Unable to work, go to school or leave their homes without a male guardian, they are struggling to adapt to new restrictions imposed by the de facto government. In this episode, Nisha talks to Afghan women about what it feels like to lose basic freedoms and what makes them stronger against all the odds. She also finds out how Afghan women are finding ways to meet and build a better life for themselves and how we at Women for Women International are supporting them to do it.  For more information about us, visit Donate here: for privacy information.
More to me than Refugee

More to me than Refugee


Lena, Sherin, and Maryam have something in common – they have all been displaced by war.  Lena escaped from Irpin in Ukraine as Russian soldiers closed in; Maryam left Afghanistan when international troops pulled out of the country and Sherin fled the fighting in Syria and walked for miles across the border into Iraq with two small children. In this episode, Nisha finds out how each of the women made a dangerous journey and learns about some of the surprising things that gave them courage along the way.    Lena’s Translation by Olena Behnke   Sherin’s Translation by Wissam Fakih   For more information about us, visit Donate here: for privacy information.
What makes us resilient in times of crisis? And how does conflict and hardship shape who we are? What Makes Us Stronger tells the stories of some courageous women who’ve lived through unbelievably difficult times in countries like Afghanistan, Syria and Democratic Republic of the Congo to name a few, and explores how each of them took on new roles and found the strength to keep going. What Makes Us Stronger is a series by Women for Women International, an organization which invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict. Hosted by Nisha Singh, Global Policy and Advocacy Manager at Women for Women International. Find out more about stories like these and how you can get involved at Donate here: for privacy information.
Comments (11)

Ana Ragi


May 11th

Levin Jacos

Hi, thanks for such a fine episode. I am going to share this with my baitcasting team.

May 6th


As an Iranian girl who is fighting against the system and the patriarchal government, this was very inspiring episode

Apr 29th

little dove 🕊

During the ousting of power in the United States and the West, Russia will destroy Ukraine, and China will abuse all the Middle East countries, the world needs strong leaders, but all they have is leaders like Macron and Biden.

Apr 10th

little dove 🕊

Biden ruins the world!!!! he's the most idiot,old,weak... he ruins the USA and world

Apr 10th
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Shaaheen Shahi

Great podcast. 💐

Feb 27th


#humankind #humanity #harmony

Oct 19th
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