We believe that economic empowerment is critical for women to determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.
Economic empowerment is not only about women’s ability to earn or to save money. They must also be free to decide how to engage in economic life and how resources are saved, spent, sold or invested.
Supporting economic empowerment for women affected by conflict is fundamental to sustainable progress for women’s rights, ending extreme poverty, building peace and preventing conflict.
To achieve these goals, we need to move away from short-term relief and towards approaches that connect women’s immediate needs to their long-term empowerment. We support women's long-term economic empowerment as part of our year-long program.