"The programme has picked me up from the dust and placed me on a pedestal of hope and economic strength. It has enhanced my life beyond my wildest dreams and I am so grateful,” shares Naomi, a graduate of our year-long programme in Nigeria.

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How Stand With Her works

Sign up now to stand with a woman survivor of war and invest in her potential to transform her life

By becoming a Stand With Her supporter, you're joining a global movement that compassionately champions the belief that disadvantaged women can be powerful changemakers. With some guidance and support, their newfound skills are reinvested in themselves, their families and communities making the world a better place for everyone. 

We've seen first-hand the incredible impact of our graduates, how their powerful voices and skills influence those around them. Stand with women survivors of war by committing to a monthly gift. Whatever size donation you can make will have a lasting impact. 

When you become a Stand With Her supporter you will get a chance to exchange messages with the woman you're matched with. Photo: Monilekan


From £22 a month

You'll get matched with a woman in our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme. You'll learn her name, her country and you'll even have the opportunity to send her messages of support through our online Supporter Portal. Your sister will develop essential skills to help her strengthen her voice, forge her future and share her newfound skills with her community.

Women for Women International classroom in Afghanistan. Photo: Rada Akbar
Women for Women International classroom in Afghanistan. Photo: Rada Akbar

Become a classroom supporter

From £12 a month

From pencils and textbooks to agricultural supplies, your gift as a classroom supporter will ensure that sisters across our programmes have the resources they need to participate in and complete their training. 

Your generous commitment will bring these women together to find community and support. Here, they'll learn essential skills that will give them the confidence and independence to realise their potential and share these newfound skills with their community. 

Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme

What women learn during the one year programme

Vocational Skills: Earning an income

Your gift helps women survivors of war learn a vocational skill such as tailoring, brickmaking or agriculture. These skills are highly prized in their local market, so they can earn a stable income and become more independent. This is supplemented with literacy and numeracy training, including bookkeeping and budgeting, which helps them build businesses to support their families.

Rights: Using her voice

Women have fundamental rights that are often overlooked. Even women themselves are often unaware of these rights. Your sisters have a right to vote, to own land, to divorce, and to inherit property. With your contributions, your sisters will learn about gender equality, their rights and the laws that protect them from violence and discrimination.

Health & Wellbeing: Better nutrition means stronger communities

If women aren't physically and mentally healthy, how can they be expected to thrive and contribute to their community? Your sisters will learn about family planning, hygiene, disease prevention, resilience and nutrition to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.

Support Networks: A community of women learning and growing together

Imagine not feeling safe enough to leave your home. Imagine not having access to friends or community spaces where you could take some comfort in sharing your collective experiences. Sisters are joined together in groups of 25, breaking the isolation caused by war and creating a space of mutual support.

Faith Mathew reading letter
Faith, a Women for Women International participant from Nigeria reading a letter from her supporter. 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

Hear from Stand With Her Supporters


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


"By supporting a sister, I can make an impact on her and through her, her community."


"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."

Staff member speaking to a woman at enrolment day in Nigeria. Photo: Monilekan
Staff member speaking to a woman at enrolment day in Nigeria. Photo: Monilekan

how we choose programme participants

Women chosen for the programme have faced immense hardships. They've lived in extreme poverty without any stable income, are socially isolated, and impacted by conflict in at least one of the following ways: losing a loved one, surviving violence, or forced to flee their homes.

Our team interviews potential participants to understand their background, circumstances, and future plans. To ensure we reach the most marginalised women, we invest where inequality is greatest by intentionally inviting poor and vulnerable women to enrol in the programme.




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Marie Jeanne


The involvement of women in decision-making processes is essential for a balanced and equitable society. However, men are in control of the processes in Marie Jeanne’s community. Read about how she has fought for women’s voices to be heard in community gatherings, and dared to challenge other injustices too. #SheDares to speak up on behalf of all the women in her community.

Learn more

When war and insecurity take hold, women bear the heaviest burden of violence, poverty and inequality. Learn more about why supporting women survivors of war is so important.

Where we work


Learn more about the conflict-affected countries where we work around the world. Since our origins in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we have expanded and adapted our programmes to support 553,437 women living in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

Our programmes


Participants in our year-long programme work to strengthen themselves across four critical areas of social and economic empowerment.