Where we work

Helping Restore Women's Lives Worldwide

Women for Women International works in eight war-torn and post-conflict countries in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East and South Asia. Our programs help give women the support and training they need to be economically self-sufficient and become leaders in their communities.

Nigeria

Religious violence runs rampant and has left thousands of women and children displaced or hurt by senseless war. WfWI-Nigeria is working with the country’s women and giving them a place at the discussion table—92% of graduates report they are participating in their communities.

South Sudan

Country-wide civil war destroyed the lives of millions of South Sudanese and left women displaced and unable to provide for their families or themselves. Through WfWI programs, 88% of South Sudan program graduates report their emotional health has improved following the completion of our program.

Democratic Republic
of the Congo

The mass use of rape as a weapon of war has left hundreds of thousands of Congolese women reeling from the ravages of war. WfWI is helping Congolese women take action to improve their lives, and 85% of our graduates report they are active in family decision-making.

Rwanda

Genocide and rape devastated the lives of Rwandans in the 1990s, and women continue to fight on to rebuild their country and their lives. Of our Rwandan program graduates, 68% report having educated other women in their communities about their rights.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

A nationwide genocide in the 1990s left thousands dead or traumatized by war—29% of women in our programs have lost a family member due to conflict. WfWI is working with Bosnian women to help them rebuild their country.

Kosovo

With one of Europe’s lowest per capita incomes, coupled with a growing human trafficking problem, means Kosovo’s women are struggling to rebuild their fledgling country. Today, WfWI is providing opportunities for the country’s women to stake a claim in building brighter futures.

Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, life as a woman or girl is still unsafe—84% of our program participants have had no formal education, and girls today still face threats of violence for attending school. WfWI is working to help Afghan women advocate for their rights and make a difference in their communities.

Iraq

High unemployment and pervasive, countrywide instability has left Iraqi women without the hope they need to move on and rebuild their lives. WfWI is working in Iraq to help women harness their power; 87% of our Iraq program graduates report voting in local or national elections.

 
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