SPONSORS NEEDED FOR AFGHANISTAN

Despite a restrictive new regime, we are rapidly expanding operations in Afghanistan to serve as many women as possible.

Will you sponsor an Afghan sister today and help us enrol 600 more women this summer?

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£22 a month

Your monthly gift of £22 will help your sister learn skills that can change her life

4 key modules

On our 12 month programme your sister will learn about four key topics; her health, rights, business skills and potential support networks

1 community transformed

Not only will your sister's life be changed forever, but her family and friends will feel the ripple effect of her training and empowerment

How you’ll transform a life

WHAT YOUR SISTER WILL LEARN

Vocational Skills: Earning an income

EARN AND SAVE MONEY

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Your sister will learn a vocational skill that’s proven to earn an income in her local market, such as tailoring, brickmaking or agriculture. She will also learn business skills like book-keeping and budgeting, to help her use this vocational skill to earn money to support her family.



In 2020, participants increased their average daily income from $0.69 at enrolment to $3.51 at graduation.


Rights: Knowing her rights

RIGHTS

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Women have fundamental rights: to vote, to own land, to divorce, and to inherit property. Your sister will gain knowledge of her rights, as well as learning about gender equality and laws that protect her from violence and discrimination.



In 2020, women’s knowledge of their rights increased from 62% at enrolment to 89% at graduation.


Health & Wellbeing: Better nutrition means better families

HEALTH & WELLBEING

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Women cannot be active members of their communities if they are not physically and mentally well. Your sister will learn about topics including hygiene and disease prevention, family planning, coping with stress and the importance of nutrition for herself and her family.



 In 2020, 94% of women who graduated from our programme demonstrated a correct knowledge of nutrition in food, compared to 74% at enrolment.


Support Networks: A network of women learning and growing together

SUPPORT NETWORKS

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War and conflict leave women deeply isolated, feeling unsafe to leave their homes and without a safe place to meet other women who have experienced the horrors of war. Your sister will join a class of 24 other women like her. She will make friends, regain her confidence and build a support system.



Over the course of the year, your sister will also receive support from a friend that she has never met – you!


How it works

Make a one-of-a-kind connection with a woman survivor of war

MEET YOUR NEW SISTER

We hope to be able to match you with your new sister in 4-6 weeks. However, this may take slightly longer due to the changing COVID-19 health situation and local restrictions. We will let you know as soon as you are matched, at which point you will be able to access our supporter area to view your sister’s details.

QUARTERLY UPDATES

We will send you a welcome pack containing information about your sister and the country she is from. As your sister proceeds through the training programme, we will also send you quarterly updates via email about her progress and what she has been learning.

LETTER-WRITING

Form a friendship that transcends continents by writing messages of support and encouragement to your sister via your online supporter area. The women we serve deeply value this connection and treasure these words – for some, these messages can be an emotional lifeline.
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Faith, a Women for Women International participant from Nigeria reading a letter from her sponsor. Photo: Monilekan

Thank you so much for supporting me. I want to help others in the future, the way you have helped me.

Faith, Women for Women International programme graduate, Nigeria

What our sponsors say

Be Inspired By Our Amazing sponsors

"I first heard about Women for Women International when Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International Annual Luncheon in 2017."
"I first heard about Women for Women International when Hillary Clinton was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International Annual Luncheon in 2017."

I can honestly say getting involved in the Women for Women International global community has helped me stay positive and hopeful during 2020!

MIRA BORGGREEN
Anna Rust is an English actor, known for her role as Fleury in Amazon’s Carnival Row. Other recent credits include Ophelia, Legends on TNT and NBC’s Crossing Lines.
Anna Rust is an English actor, known for her role as Fleury in Amazon’s Carnival Row. Other recent credits include Ophelia, Legends on TNT and NBC’s Crossing Lines.

The only way we are going to improve conditions for all women is together, and that means lifting each other up, at home or overseas.

ANNA RUST

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