Your monthly gift of £22 could support a woman with skills to support her family and create sustainable change.
Women care for 2 children on average
8% have no formal education
Average daily income is $0.41 at enrollment
Women in Kosovo struggle for economic and social equality in a patriarchal society that offers limited job opportunities. During the Kosovo War in 1999, an estimated 20,000 Kosovar women were subjected to systematic rape. In the years following, rates of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking have remained high.
Yet women like Valbona are forging a new path. With your help, the Women for Women International – Kosovo team provides our yearlong training programmes for marginalised women like her.
Since 1999, Women for Women International – Kosovo has served more than 32,000 women through our yearlong programme.
Women for Women International – Kosovo piloted a job placement programme for its graduates in 2012. To date, 504 graduates have been placed in jobs and 957 are seeking jobs through the Women for Women International – Kosovo Job Placement Office.
After graduating from our programme, women report positive changes in four key areas:
Women earn and save money: Women report average personal earnings of $0.85 per day at graduation, compared to $0.41 at enrolment.
Women develop health and well-being: 100 percent of participants report practising family planning at graduation, compared to 35 percent at enrolment.
Women influence decisions in the home and community: Nearly 65 percent of women report participating in household financial decisions at graduation, compared to 27 percent at enrolment.
Women create and connect to networks for support and advocacy: 91 percent of participants report sharing information about their rights with other women at graduation, compared to less than 5 percent at enrolment.