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Our Impact

Sustainable Change Starts with Women

In their own words and through their inspiring stories, women affected by war and conflict remind us of their strength and determination to overcome the most daunting challenges.

We reach out to women who are often left behind – those who struggle with poverty and violence, who are denied basic education and health care, and who suffer greatly from conflict. The women we serve tell us that through our programmes, they find new opportunities to strengthen themselves, their families, and their communities.

About our programme

Follow Aziza through our year-long training programme and find out what she learns.

Areas of impact

As each woman participates in our year-long programme, she works to strengthen herself across four critical areas of social and economic empowerment. Here are just a few of the many changes a sample of our graduates report seeing in their lives over three years:

Women earn and save money
Photo: Charles Lomodong

Women earn and save money

Why it matters: Learning how to earn money, receiving a monthly stipend, and setting aside savings gives women the ability to provide for their family's needs and invest in a new future.

What our graduates report: On average, women report daily personal earnings of $1.07 at graduation, compared to $0.34 at enrolment.

The Friends of Rights Association, Fatima, 60, with hand tumor, knitting
Photo: Rada Akbar

Women Develop Health and Well-being

Why it matters: Basic health education and connecting with local care providers enables women to best protect their and their family's well-being.

What our graduates report: 87 percent of women report they practice family planning at graduation, compared to 30 percent at enrolment.

Programme in Kosovo
Photo: Hazel Thompson

Women Influence Decisions in their Homes and Communities

Why it matters: Learning about the equal rights of women and men gives women greater confidence to raise their voices on the issues affecting their lives.

What our graduates report: 91 percent of women report participating in household financial decision-making at graduation, compared to 63 percent at enrolment.

Programme participants in Rwanda
Photo: Hazel Thompson

Women Create and Connect to Networks for Support

Why it matters: Connecting with other women is a source of strength and provides new social and economic opportunities for growth.

What our graduates report: 89 percent of women report educating another woman about their rights at graduation, compared to 10 percent at enrolment.

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Country profiles

Women report average personal earnings of $1.17 per day at graduation, compared to $0.43 at enrolment.

Nigeria

Nearly 83% of participants report practising family planning at graduation, compared to 72% at enrollment.

Rwanda