From village savings and loan associations to stress management sessions, women have each other to rely on for support, strength, and solidarity amid conflict and displacement.
Conflict, violence, and displacement tears families and communities apart. Our training brings 25 women from the same community together to rebuild networks they have lost, or never had. Together, they share experiences, ideas, and resources. They invest in businesses and work to find solutions to common challenges and opportunities for change.
Why it matters: Connecting with other women is a source of strength and provides new social and economic opportunities for growth.
What our graduates report: More women say they share information about their rights with other women – 89 percent report educating another woman about their rights two years after graduation, compared to 10 percent at enrollment.
Conflicts are fought not only on battlefields but within communities and on women’s bodies. Violence, instability, and poverty take their toll. That is why we focus on the physical and psychosocial wellbeing of the women in our program.