STAND WITH HER AS SHE CLAIMS HER POWER

Starting from £22 a month, you can become a Stand With Her sister supporter and develop a personal connection with a woman survivor of war as she goes through our year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme. With your support, she will claim her power and begin to rebuild her life. 

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Choose how many sisters you want to support

Choose how much you would like to contribute each month per sister

Choose how much you would like to contribute each month per sister
 
Or choose your own amount:
minimum £22
Choose from our suggested amounts
Each tote bag was handmade by a programme participant or graduate in Rwanda. Photo: Women for Women International
Each tote bag was handmade by a programme participant or graduate in Rwanda. Photo: Women for Women International

GET A FREE TOTE BAG

SIGN UP TO SUPPORT A SISTER BEFORE THE END OF MARCH

Sign up to support a sister and receive a free Women for Women International tote bag handmade by women in Rwanda to proudly show off your support for women survivors of war.

Terms and conditions apply.

MEET YOUR NEW SISTER

After you register your support and pledge your monthly gift, we'll match you with your sister within 4-6 weeks. Once matched, you'll get a welcome pack that introduces your sister.

QUARTERLY UPDATES

As she completes the training programme, we'll send you quarterly updates by email about her progress and what she's learnt. 

LETTER-WRITING

You have a unique opportunity for a friendship that transcends continents by writing messages of encouragement to your sister through our online Supporter Portal. 

SUPPORT CYCLE

Your sister will graduate with life-changing skills, and as your monthly support continues we'll connect you with another sister – so she, too, has the opportunity to rebuild her life. 

Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme

What your sister will learn during the one year

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.

Hadiza is a testament to women’s power and strength. Photo: Women for Women International
Hadiza is a testament to women’s power and strength. Photo: Women for Women International

Meet Hadiza

Women for Women International programme graduate, Nigeria

"We need to support one another in addressing the daily issues of women and dare to be ready to take a stand for one another."

Changing cultural norms is not an easy task, especially when you are a woman in a remote village in Nigeria – Hadiza is a testament to women’s power and strength.

Stand with a woman like Hadiza today and help her transform her life and her community.

HEAR FROM STAND WITH HER SUPPORTERS

Mira

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

Martin

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

Anna

"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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Where we work

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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.


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.


Our programmes

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


Stand with her

Your support will help a woman get back on her feet and build a brighter future for herself and her family.

Whether you contribute £22 or £50 monthly, rest assured that your sister's experience will be the same. The average global cost for a sister to participate in our Stronger Women, Stronger Nations programme is around £500 or £42 per month. Recognising this is not possible for everyone, our flexible support scale lets you choose your contribution level. Any extra costs will be covered through other fundraising sources.