The resurgence of violence in Syria left even more women and girls displaced and disempowered by conflict, health crises, and lack of resources — and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
In partnership with Women Now for Development, we are investing in women and girls' opportunities and independence.
Through vocational and professional training, women will learn marketable skills — and can receive grants to start a business, earn an income, and support their families.
Online courses further women and girls’ education to teach them literacy and numeracy so they can access and protect their basic human rights.
Past Conflict Response Fund Grants
The civil war in Yemen left millions of its people displaced - and 76 percent of them are women and children.
We partnered with local organization Yemen Women's Union to raise awareness of gender-based violence and provide psychosocial support for women who have experienced GBV.
Within the community, Yemen Women's Union formed protection committees and held awareness sessions that educated the community about gender-based violence and highlighted support programs for survivors.
The violent, genocidal actions of Myanmar’s military have forced over 700,000 Rohingya people across the border of Bangladesh into makeshift communities, made up of mostly women and children. According to UN women, almost every Rohingya refugee woman and girl has either survived or witnessed violence, much of it gender-based violence.
With local NGO Research, Training, and Management International, we invested in the women and girls who will be the future of the Rohingya community by providing them with training in useful skills that allow them to start small businesses or find paid work.
"Community mobilization meetings" with Rohingya youth demonstrated why investing in women and girls' job skills helps rebuild Rohingya communities. Local leaders hosted events to address social norms and traditional practices that limit women and girls’ participation in society and show they can be drivers of change.