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 579,287 women living in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

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Where we work

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Where we work

Since 1993, Women for Women International has reached more than 579,287 marginalised women affected by war and conflict. Together with you, our supporters, we invest in women in 17 conflict-affected countries around the world to help rebuild their lives from the ground up.

Country Offices

Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 130,226 women through our work.

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Since 2003, Women for Women International - Iraq has served more than 21,000 women through our year-long programme.

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Since 2000, Women for Women International - Nigeria has reached more than 79,500 women through our work in Enugu and Plateau states.

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Women for Women International has been piloting a programme with Women's Rights Organisations in the West Bank to support women who face violence, food insecurity, and unemployment in an area of prolonged conflict. Our work is focused on prevention of and response to violence against women, as well as supporting women to realise their social and economic power. 

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Since 2006, Women for Women International - South Sudan has reached more than 17,900 women through our work.

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South Sudan

Sister Organisations

Women for Women International was founded in 1993 by Zainab Salbi and Amjad Atallah to offer financial and emotional support to women displaced by the Bosnian War.

In 2016, the Žene za Žene International Association of Sarajevo was established as an autonomous, locally registered sister organisation to continue its work independently. 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Since 1999, Women for Women International and Kosova–Women 4 Women have reached more than 34,000 women through our year-long programme.

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Since 1997, Women for Women International - Rwanda has reached more than 79,973 women.

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Current Conflict response fund partners

Through our Conflict Response Fund we are providing displaced women in Burkina Faso with access to social and economic resources to sustain their livelihoods in their host communities.

We’ve teamed up with local organisations in Ukraine and in Poland to provide women survivors with holistic and comprehensive care, including psychosocial support, counselling services as well as skill-based training. 

Through our Conflict Response Fund, we are providing women and girls the resources to combat food insecurity, achieve economic resilience, and achieve holistic healing as survivors of violence. 

Through our Conflict Response Fund we have so far identified two local women's rights organisations, Zenab for Women in Development and Sudanese Organisation for Research and Development whom we are partnering with to meet the most urgent needs of women.

Through the Conflict Response Fund, we invested in opportunities for Syrian women and girls to learn new skills and rebuild their lives. 

Past Conflict Response Fund Partners