Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies, changing the world one woman at a time. It envisions a world where no one is abused, poor, illiterate or marginalized; where members of communities have full and equal participation in the processes that ensure their health, well-being and economic independence; and where everyone has the freedom to define the scope of their life, their future and strive to achieve their full potential.
Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sudan, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Kosovo, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Each woman it serves has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival.
When Women for Women International enrolls women in its one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders.
Web site: http://www.womenforwomen.org/