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Who We Are

Who We Are

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 495,000 marginalised women in 8 countries affected by war and conflict.

Our Story

Since 1993, we've been helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives and choose their own futures

Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi-American humanitarian, entrepreneur, author and media commentator, founded Women for Women International at the age of just 23. She saw that in modern conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier.

We have now gone on to serve hundreds of thousands of marginalised and socially excluded women survivors of war. We are proud to provide them with the tools to help them choose their own future and rebuild their lives.

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Our Supporters

Meet the Ambassadors and celebrity supporters who are spreading the word about the work we do.

Their generous support makes a real difference to the women we serve.

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Get to know us

Meet the women and men who work to realise Women for Women International's vision, and who have dedicated themselves to supporting women survivors of conflict, in an effort to raise the voices of women everywhere.

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Our Delivery Partners

Women for Women International – UK receives funding from a number of governments and institutions, including DFID (Department for International Development) and FLOW (Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

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The Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is our senior level networking group, whose members commit to donating or raising a minimum of £5,000 per year for our work.


Women for Women International is a member of several NGO networks, including GAPS - the UK’s only Women, Peace and Security civil society network, BOND and the Gender and Development Network.