Helping us serve more women survivors of war
The support we receive from companies, governments and institutions helps us make a real difference to the women we serve
In recent years, Women for Women International – UK has received funding from a number of governments and institutions, including the UK Government (Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, The Swarovski Foundation, and the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission.
Between 2013 and 2016, through the generous support of the UK government's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) as of 2 September 2020) we were able to empower 10,500 of the most marginalised women in South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Enugu (Nigeria) to sustain livelihoods and to understand their rights, value and potential as well as contribute to the development of their communities.
Through the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands’ Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) programme, Women for Women International will be supporting 11,000 marginalised women to strengthen agency, self-reliance and well-being in Afghanistan, DRC and Nigeria between 2016 and 2020.
Since 2004, Women for Women International has helped to train over 98,000 women in DRC. An award of £250,000 from Postcode Equality Trust, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, will enable us to support 350 more vulnerable women and 50 male allies through our tried and tested holistic training programmes.
In 2019, we were grateful to renew our partnership with the Swarovski Foundation and enrol another 150 women through our programme in Nigeria, who will benefit from a year of classes which will support them to lay the foundations for more stable and prosperous futures.
Since 2015, Women for Women International have worked in partnership with the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office to deliver targeted interventions that engage men as actors for women’s rights in the Nangarhar and Parwan Provinces of Afghanistan.