Helping us serve more women survivors of war
The support we receive from companies, governments and institutions helps us make a real difference to the women we serve
In recent years, Women for Women International – UK has received funding from a number of governments and institutions, including the UK Government (Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, The Swarovski Foundation, and the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission.
Through the generous support of the UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) between 2013 and 2016, we were able to empower 10,500 of the most marginalised women in South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Enugu (Nigeria) to sustain livelihoods and to understand their rights, value and potential as well as contribute to the development of their communities.
Through the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands’ Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme, Women for Women International will be supporting 11,000 marginalised women to strengthen agency, self-reliance and well-being in Afghanistan, DRC and Nigeria between 2016 and 2020.
Since 2004, Women for Women International has helped to train over 91,000 women in DRC. An award of £250,000 from Postcode Equality Trust, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, will enable us to support 400 more vulnerable women through our tried and tested 12-month holistic training programme.
In 2018, we were grateful to renew our partnership with the Swarovski Foundation and enrol another 350 women through our programme in Nigeria, who will benefit from a year of classes which will support them to lay the foundations for more stable and prosperous futures.
The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation are working with Women for Women International to enable recovery and resilience among Syrian, Iraqi and Yezidi women survivors of war in Iraq.
Since 2015, Women for Women International have worked in partnership with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deliver targeted interventions that engage men as actors for women’s rights in the Nangarhar and Parwan Provinces of Afghanistan.