January 2017 newsletter

Happy New Year! As 2017 is beginning, we at IWI are excited for the opportunities to help women globally through outreach, as well as to educate the public about the need to continue fighting for women's human rights. We have several new projects and campaigns on the horizon this year, and as a supporter of IWI, it is my sincere hope that you will take this journey with us.

The Path Awaits....

Hear Her Roar!

IWI is proud to announce the upcoming premiere of our monthly podcast AudioRoar by Poppy Damon. IWI reporter and podcast host Poppy Damon will bring you the voices of brave women worldwide and look at those campaigning for change. Feminism is NOT a dirty word.

To listen to the first episode click below.

International Women's Day Event:


In celebration of International Women's Day, IWI is hosting a comedy night with some of London’s best female comedians!

Being held at The Star King on March 7, 2017, the aim of the Stand Up For IWI! Comedy Night is to raise awareness and funds in support of IWI's programmes and advocacy outreach.

Beginning at 7pm, the comedy night will bring together guests for an evening of laughter, drinks and fun to support IWI’s efforts to bring attention to women’s human rights globally, specifically our flagship project The Safe Birthing Programme.

We are thrilled to announce our lineup: Sara Pascoe, Jessica Fostekew, Viv Groskop and Hatty Ashdown. For more information about the event click here.

Come Work With Us!

IWI is growing. As an organisation which is run 100% by volunteers, we are looking to fill the following positions. If you have any questions, or would like to apply, forward your CV and cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Sana Khan at the link below. For more information, contact IWI through the link below.

Available Positions

  • Director of Fundraising
  • Director of PR & Marketing
  • Donor Engagement Officer
  • Grant Writer
  • Advocacy Researcher
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • News Writer

Women's March 2017

United as one globally against bigotry, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia.

10 People Explain Why the Women's March is Important to Them

By Alison Durkee

On Saturday, more than one million people from around the country converged in Washington, D.C., to march for women's rights and defy President Donald Trump.

The march, which took place just one day after Trump's inauguration, centered on a variety of issues that are now under threat in the Trump administration, from reproductive rights to the environment and climate change.

At its core, however, was a simple belief: "Women's Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women's Rights."

Here are just 10 Washington protesters explaining why it was important to them to take part in the historic event.


"I'm an OB/GYN and women's reproductive rights are important to me, so I'm out here selling artwork to support Planned Parenthood. When I wrote to my Senator about my concerns about hate crimes, he told me what I can do, and one of the things I can do is to support organizations I believe in. So I'm selling my artwork to support Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center."


"I think it's important to be here, because when any one minority's rights are threatened, everyone's rights are threatened. So everyone should stand in solidarity for each other."

Hailey & Ophilia

Hailey: "I'm here to support rights for all my students." Ophilia: "I'm marching on behalf of my ancestors and my parents and those who came before me, as well as, hopefully, our children and those who will come after us."


"I'm here to march with women, with women of color, and stand up for indigenous rights, for reproductive rights, and for immigrants, for indigenous women, for all women around the world and the U.S."


"I'm here today because I'm speaking on behalf of a lot of people who can't be here and whose voices can't be heard. And I just gotta stand in solidarity and give it up."


"I'm protesting because —well, there are so many reasons, I can't just narrow it down to one."


"I'm here today in opposition of some of Donald Trump's rhetoric, and to support women and some of the rights I don't want to be taken away: immigration, saving the planet, and things that are important to us, that we've worked hard on. I don't want to lose those."


"I think it's important to be here because women really need to band together right now. It's a scary time. We have each other."


"I'm here to stand in solidarity with women, women of color, immigrants, LGBT community, people of color everywhere, the environment. I really just want to show solidarity for all my people out there."

Photo Source: Quincy Ledbetter/Mic

Photo Credits

  • Tarang Uppal, IWI staff videographer
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