Being that today is International Women’s Day, the UK based Women for Women International have announced Sophie Turner, acclaimed for her roles as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), as a patron of their organisation alongside Helen Mirren. Sophie Turner was mired in controversy last year after a controversial rape scene was filmed on Game of Thrones causing public outrage prompting Sophie to then join Women for Women as a passionate advocate.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has supported over 447,000 of the most socially-excluded women survivors of war in areas ranging from Afghanistan to South Sudan and at the heart of Women for Women International they operate a successful 12-month programme, helping women of trauma across the world enabling them access to educational, vocational and life changing income generating opportunities.
The executive director of Women for Women International, Brita Fernandez Schmidt reiterated the many struggles that many women face today and beyond. “With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe and unprecedented levels of violence against women, there has never been a greater need for Women for Women International’s work to support women survivors of war. We are dedicated to sharing stories of how women overcome hardship and how they have hope even in the midst of horror.” If you are interested in supporting women all over the world use the tag #SheInspiresMe, or @womenforwomenUK today throughout you social media today.
Check out her video below which tails Sophie Turner on a life changing trip to Rwanda meeting survivors of the 1994 genocide.