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 £1.07 at graduation,
compared to £0.25 at enrolment.

£0.25 At Enrolment Daily Income
£1.07 After Graduation Daily Income

Political participation

92% of our graduates report voting in elections, compared to 72% at enrolment.
84% of our graduates report educating another woman on her rights,
compared to 4% at enrolment.

92% Vote In Elections Up from 72%
84% Educate Others Up from 4%

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

87% 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.

87% Save Income
Invest in business,
child education

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

  • BLOG


IN PICTURES – The story of Claudine

22 August 2014 Claudine is a Women for Women graduate. Her father died when she was 12 years old and she was forced… Read More

IN QUOTES – Michelle Bachelet

20 August 2014 The efforts to reduce violence against women have fallen short. This problem creates long-term challenges. Education must promote the respect… Read More

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

18 August 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 – Picture it!

15 August 2014 A visionary roadmap for women’s rights and empowerment, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was approved in September 1985.… Read More

IN OTHER WORDS – We want to know what you think

14 August 2014 Women for Women International want to know more about you – our valued supporters! Thank you for your support for Women… Read More

IN MY OPINION – Why we should all take time to listen to these women’s stories

13 August 2014 Women’s rights around the world have been making headlines recently with shocking statistics on forced marriage, FGM and sexual violence… Read More

IN PICTURES – Making soap in DR Congo

11 August 2014 The women in our programs learn, among other things, to create practical household items for sale in local markets. Our… Read More

IN PICTURES – Going green in Kosovo

8 August 2014 Kosovo has beautiful, fertile land that goes unused. Our one-year program was developed for Kosovo’s special challenges and demands, keeping in… Read More

IN MY OPINION – No guns, no seat; the need for women’s meaningful participation in the South Sudan peace process

7 August 2014 Part 3: What are the consequences of excluding women? The South Sudanese government’s delegation dismissed the importance of representing women (and… Read More

IN QUOTES – Hadiza

6 August 2014 We want more girls to get education so we can have women doing every type of work. We have challenges… Read More

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London SE1 0EH UK
T: 020-7922-7765
F: 020-7922-7706

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