Enforcement of property rights protect a woman in many ways – her safety, health, and ability to support herself and her children all depend upon her ability to hold and inherit property.
Influence decision in the home and community
I am 38 years old. There was no happiness in my childhood. When I was six years old, my brother lost a dog-fighting match and started fighting with my cousin which led to my cousin’s death.
I was born in 1975. I wanted to be a doctor when I was young. But I had to stop secondary school when my father died. I was very sad and even angry to have stopped going to school, but I had no choice as my mother was sick and I had to work to support her.
Awham remembers the year the war started in Iraq, and the additional hardships she faced after her husband fell ill and lost his job. “I was left to care for my four children with no income.
For Valbona, the war in Kosovo destroyed everything she and her family had.
“Throughout my life I have faced many hardships”
Beatrice is a widow raising five children, including two girls and three boys. “I heard about Women for Women from my sister who graduated from the programme six years ago.
I’m married with five children—three girls and two boys.
I’m 39 years old. I’m married and I have two children of my own, a son and a daughter. And I have adopted five more children, because of the genocide.
Since joining Women for Women International, Regina has been working to improve the health of those in her community.