Every day, Afghan people are confronted by war, government instability, and terrorism which have pervaded this nation for decades. These volatile factors have impacted women directly.
This New Year continues to bring political unrest and devastation to millions of people around the world, including those countries within which we work such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
This week only, every donation you make to Women for Women International’s work is doubled at no extra cost to you. When you make a one-time gift, your donation will be matched £1 for £1...which means your gift will go twice as far to helping women survivors of war.
Stay tuned to find out how you can double your impact and make a difference in the lives of these incredible survivors of war.
"I saw first-hand how your support can go such a long way, and not only benefits the women in our programme, but also their families and communities," writes Nicola Casey, our Senior Philanthropy Manager, about her recent visit to Rwanda.
“It is only now that I realise the great force of my wife, who paid the school fees for our children, put food on the table, and even paid for their healthcare," Mukanire Fungulo, Aimérance’s widower reflects.
"Participating in the progamme changed how I feel – I am more free and friendly," shares programme graduate Sylhane.
"My wife is not educated, but now I am helping her study," says Said Merwais with a smile, during an interview at our offices in Afghanistan.
With the implementation of the new Global goals, it is important that the rights-based approach of the Beijing Platform for Action is not forgotten.
At the end of each year of teaching, Philomene would challenge the women in her class: “Are you going to stop improving now that the program is over?”