#SheInspiresMe; Who inspires you?

Women for Women International have launched the #SheInspiresMe campaign, with a special film asking men and women to ‘join the sisterhood’.

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From 1st March, the charity is asking the public to pay tribute to the woman who most inspires them on social media. In celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, ELEMIS will donate £1 for every share and tag between Tuesday 1 and Tuesday 8 March, using #SheInspiresMe, @womenforwomenuk and @ELEMIS.

Join supporters globally such as Alice Temperley, Jodie Kidd, Joanna Lumley, Oona King MP and Savannah Miller by sharing the film and the woman who inspires you.

“Ever since I can remember I have been moved by inspiration – I can trace my life and the decisions I have made by the people who have inspired me. Inspiration is the secret sauce that moves our world. By shining the light on women who inspire us, we are celebrating women and showcasing the incredible achievements and the vital contribution that women make every day all over the world – here and in countries affected by conflict. I know that inspiration alone does not change the world, but inspiration coupled with real support helps women empower themselves – I witness this every day through Women for Women International’s 12 month programme that provides women with practical skills and knowledge. But without the connections, without the inspiration we would not see their world change. My vision is that we build a movement, a sisterhood, using the power of our collective voice to give courage and realise the potential of some of the bravest women in society. Let’s share our inspiration via #SheInspiresMe and let them know ‘we are with you’.” Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director, Women for Women International UK

Women for Women International has been working with some of the world’s most marginalised women for more than 20 years. We work with women survivors of conflict in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. Many of whom have been deeply traumatised, have often seen loved ones killed and survived horrific violence, often sexual. Yet, with the support of Women for Women International and the encouragement of their classmates – other women who have had similar experiences – we see incredible, inspiring transformations every day. Transformations like that of Francoise from Rwanda, just one of the many examples of how inspiring sisterhood can be.

As well as joining the sisterhood by sharing the film and your inspirational woman online, look out for #SheInspiresMe fundraising products by Women for Women International supporters.

Find out more at http://www.womenforwomen.org.uk/she-inspires-me

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