Breaking the cycle of violence isn’t easy. But by sharing and applying what she learned in the WfWI training program, Mary was able to put a stop to the violence in her home.
It takes a lot of courage to advocate for yourself and your dreams. Maryam was inspired to return to school and become a teacher after enrolling in the WfWI program.
Sabina had completed elementary school and two years of high school when war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was never able to return and finish her education. “I was always ashamed because of this,” she says.
“I am very happy that I managed to pay for my daughter’s college semester this year,” says Violeta Mulaj, a graduate of Women for Women International’s program in Kosovo.
“Throughout my life I have faced many hardships”
It’s mango season in Yei. After weeks of heavy downpours, the ripe, delicious fruit is literally falling off the trees, providing a ready, nutritious source of food and income.
I am 39 years old, originally from Guhr province.
“I wanted to enrol in the Women for Women programme after I heard an announcement made in church. I wanted to learn how to calculate profits and losses, and how to better manage my business. The trainings have helped Unis achieve both of these.
Today marks the one-month anniversary of the kidnapping of the young women and girls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria.
WfWI Nigerian Country Director Ngozi Eze calls for global action on social media to #BringBackOurGirls and ensure that the young women and girls kidnapped in Borno state are safely returned.