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.
Over the past three years, we've been partnering with People's Postcode Lottery to help women in conflict zones develop skills, access power and transform their lives. In 2021, funds raised by players will support women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan through our 12-month training programme.
We are so grateful to have been in a long-standing partnership with the Swarovski Foundation for the past seven years. Since 2014, the Swarovski Foundation has invested where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict.
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.