Women for Women International UK

Stronger Women, Stronger Nations

In conflict-affected countries, empowered women are the best hope for breaking cycles of violence, poverty and instability. By equipping the most marginalised women to participate fully in society, and working hand-in-hand with men to advance gender equality, an alternative future is possible.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115109)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£24,018

Donations

67

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “Empowered women are the best hope for sustainable development following conflict… the best drivers of growth, the best hope for reconciliation”

    — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

  • “The most powerful lessons for me were around savings and income generation. I realised that as a woman I can also earn an income from crops"

    — Juwan Joyce, South Sudan

  • “What I have learned cannot be measured. I learned how to write my name and this is what I never dreamed of in my whole life."

    — Roseline, Nigeria

  • “Empowered women are the best hope for sustainable development following conflict… the best drivers of growth, the best hope for reconciliation”

    — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General

  • “The most powerful lessons for me were around savings and income generation. I realised that as a woman I can also earn an income from crops"

    — Juwan Joyce, South Sudan

  • “What I have learned cannot be measured. I learned how to write my name and this is what I never dreamed of in my whole life."

    — Roseline, Nigeria

Situation

2015 has seen high levels of armed conflict, terrorism and displacement across the world. Already sidelined, the poorest women are the hardest hit by insecurity and the breakdown of healthcare, education, and other critical means for improving lives. After losing families and homes, often facing the ordeals of sexual violence and abuse, women are the ones bringing up children and holding families together - they hold the future in their hands, yet have next to no resources or support to rebuild.

Solution

We equip the most socially-excluded women with the tools to rebuild their lives and their communities. Our yearlong training programme aims to build self-reliance & confidence in all areas of women’s lives: health and wellbeing, economic stability, family and community participation, and building social networks. With access to knowledge, skills and resources, women bring income and jobs to communities, improve family and child health, and contribute to sustainable peacebuilding and development.