Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 447,000 marginalised women in countries affected by war and conflict. Working directly with women in 7 countries from Afghanistan to South Sudan, their year-long training programme offers support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to help women survivors of war move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
Participants come together in classes of 25 for life-skills, leadership and rights awareness training, which enables women to become healthy, active leaders of positive change in their communities. They learn a marketable vocational skill, such as organic farming, bee-keeping, or brick making, and receive business skills training, to turn their chosen skill into an income generating activity.
Two years after graduation, women report that their average daily income has increased almost fourfold, compared to enrolment. They become knowledgeable about health and nutrition, and they learn about their legal rights. The ripple effect ensures that this knowledge is spread: after graduation, nearly ten times as many women report sharing knowledge of their rights with other women. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities.
Stronger women build stronger nations.
Find out more: www.womenforwomen.org.uk