• Giving Thanks in the Good and the Bad: A Letter from the President

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    Published November 17, 2014 This week has been a rollercoaster.  I go to bed exhausted—not knowing whether to weep or rejoice. Both are appropriate. This week, two women were rescued in one police raid in one city.  Our part ...

    Giving Thanks in the Good and the Bad: A Letter from the President
  • Circle Tour:
    Traveling toward freedom

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    Published November 11, 2014 “We are not all meant to run safehouses, but we are all called to be safe places.” These words of WAR, Int’l president Becky McDonald encourage each person to take action in a way that is unique ...

    Circle Tour:</br>Traveling toward freedom
  • The Scarlet Cord and Beyond: Looking back at ArtPrize Outreach

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    Published November 4, 2014 It started with simple bars of soap. On an early September morning over 150 WAR, Int’l and GVSU volunteers gathered to package thousands of soaps, distributing them to over 100 hotels, 6 strip clubs ...

    The Scarlet Cord and Beyond: Looking back at ArtPrize Outreach
  • Invisible Violence: The unseen victims of pornography

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    Published October 27, 2014 Trust is broken. Marriages are destroyed. Children are exploited. Alone, these destructive consequences are cause for action against the $12 billion pornography industry. But the damage of adult enter ...

    Invisible Violence: The unseen victims of pornography
  • Beyond The Jewelry

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    Published October 23, 2014 The Path to Restoration and Empowerment In the early hours of the morning, a woman huddles in the corner of a dark, damp, musty room, and dreams of the life she so desperately yearns for. She has no e ...

    Beyond The Jewelry
  • Full Backpacks and Bright Futures!

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    Published August 19, 2014 A WAR Back-to-School Supply Drive This fall, many children will wait at their bus stops with no backpacks, no folders, and no notebooks. Without the resources to learn, school becomes a scary place. B ...

    Full Backpacks and Bright Futures!

 

Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a Grand Rapids-based, nonprofit organization, established to create circles of protection around at-risk women and children. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and partnerships, we provide safe places to heal from abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and more. Our passion is to empower survivors to live and work with dignity and hope.

WAR, Int’l not only creates safe places for women and children but also gives voice to their silenced cries. By educating communities about risk issues and providing individuals with practical ways to “do something,” we extend our reach through you.

Our programs and partnerships span the globe, reaching over 40 countries, including the United States. Each month, additional projects and partnerships are formed, increasing both our gratitude and ability to offer the rescued and at-risk a “hand-up.”

Understand the Risks

Discover helpful tips, action plans, and ways to protect the innocent from the hands of the trafficker.

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What can I do?

There are many ways you can get involved NOW, from volunteering your time to raising awareness.

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Shop with a Purpose

A treasure chest of hand-crafted gits made by or sold in support of at-risk and rescued women worldwide.

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ECFA is an accreditation agency that provides organizations like WAR, Int’l  with financial accountability. As an ECFA member, WAR, Int’l aligns its practices with high steward standards, ensuring excellence and honesty in all its financial dealings. To view a complete list of stewardship standards, please visit www.ecfa.org.