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 MOTION – Youth groups against sexual violence in conflict

18 July 2014 It was not only Angelina Jolie and William Hague who showed up for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence… Read More

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

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

IN THE COUNTRY – Bosnia Peace March

15 July 2014 Last week I participated in the March of Peace 2014, a 120km trek through Bosnia to Srebrenica, to commemorate victims… Read More

IN PICTURES – Numeracy training in DR Congo

14 July 2014 One of our participants poses for the camera during a numeracy training session in DR Congo. Even though math is… Read More

IN PICTURES – Cycle of life in Rwanda

11 July 2014 A successful program needs to have a clear path to follow. Two of our dedicated staff members in Rwanda demonstrate… Read More

IN QUOTES – Angelina Jolie

9 July 2014 It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is… Read More

IN THE NEWS – Education has the power to reduce violence

7 July 2014 Can encouraging young men to examine ideas of masculinity reduce gender violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina? A report presented by the International… Read More

IN MOTION – Angelina Jolie and sexualised violence in conflict

4 July 2014 The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was held in London at the beginning of June. In the… Read More

IN MY OPINION: Keeping the window open: the women’s platform for peace, security and cooperation

3 July 2014 Women, more than men, bear the brunt of conflict in terms of violence, displacement and other human rights abuses. As… Read More

IN PICTURES – Green fields in DR Congo

30 June 2014 A Women for Women International participant in DR Congo proudly shows us the piece of land she harvests. Across Africa… Read More

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T: 020-7922-7765
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