We believe strong women build strong nations.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills. Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate.
Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound.
Women for Women International delivers our programs through the generous support of individual, corporate and foundation donors, partners, and governments. Our work is regularly featured in international media, including BBC, CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, 60 Minutes, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Recognized for our global impact Women for Women International was honored with the prestigious Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2006, and receives favorable ratings from independent charity groups.
WfWI has been operating in Nigeria since 2000 and has served over 60,000 marginalized women in a 12-month training program that helps women know and defend their rights, influence decisions at home and in their communities, initiate activities that generate income and save money for the future. Women start small businesses and join to form village savings and loan groups as well as groups and cooperatives in income generating sectors. WfWI – Nigeria moved its headquarters to Jos, Plateau State in 2016 from Enugu state. Through our men’s engagement activities, WfWI influences knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards women’s rights and participation. To date, the Nigerian team has reached over 7,000 men.
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.
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