Our mission

Women for Women International supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.

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Our Programmes Accomplish

Economic self-sufficiency

Graduates report an average daily income of £0.79 at graduation,
compared to £0.23 at enrolment.

£0.23 At Enrolment Daily Income
£0.79 After Graduation Daily Income

Political participation

86% of our graduates report voting in elections, compared to 55% at enrolment.
60% of our graduates report educating another woman on her rights,
compared to 7% at enrolment.

86% Vote In Elections Up from 55%
60% Educate Others Up from 7%

Women and children's health

97% of our graduates report increased knowledge of good nutrition,
and more women seek access to healthcare for themselves and their children.

97% Learn Nutrition
Seek healthcare
for self & children

Investing in communities

89% of our graduates report saving a portion of their income. Many join savings groups to
invest in small businesses and in their children's education.

89% Save Income
Invest in business,
child education

Updated annually and based on average of aggregate data from country programmes

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IN THE NEWS – Victims of wartime rape recognised in Kosovo

20 April 2014 The Assembly of Kosovo (Kosovo’s Parliament) has voted in favour of a Bill that amends the status of those who… Read More

IN PICTURES – Green is good in Bosnia and Herzegovina

18 April 2014 One of our program participants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zineta, reaps the fruit (or vegetables if you will) of her… Read More

IN QUOTES – Gaudance

16 April 2014 It is not an easy life in Rwanda, it is really difficult, but if you concentrate and work hard you… Read More

AROUND THE WEB – Have these stories caught your attention yet?

14 April 2014 Sometimes we do not have the opportunity to cover all of the interesting stories that come our way but we… Read More

IN MOTION – Michael Palin’s New Europe

10 April 2014 And now for something completely different! How about putting on your traveling shoes and taking a trip to Bosnia and… Read More

IN THE NEWS – Celebrating the achievements of Nigerian women

9 April 2014 The Nigerian federal government has set up a seven-man committee to develop a country-wide report of the achievements of Nigerian… Read More

IN PICTURES – Joy and jubilation in Nigeria

7 April 2014 Acquiring new skills and learning new ways of confronting life’s challenges does not always have to be heavy and hard.… Read More

IN OTHER WORDS – A voice from DR Congo

6 April 2014 Mukonondo is a graduate of the Women for Women International programme in the DR Congo. This is her story.  I am… Read More

IN QUOTES – Mary Robinson

2 April 2014 I subscribe to the view that more and more people believe that women and girls are central to peace and… Read More

IN THE NEWS – Increase in violence against women in Afghanistan

31 March 2014 In Afghanistan, violence against women hit record levels in 2013 despite the need to reinstate women’s rights being named in 2001… Read More

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UK Office

32-36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH UK
T: 020-7922-7765
F: 020-7922-7706

General queries:

supportuk@womenforwomen.org
 
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