Past partners in Yemen and Bangladesh
By identifying and quickly allocating resources to credible partners on the ground, we are able to help women and girls rebuild their lives.
In addition to our current partners in Ukraine, Ethiopia, Syria and Myanmar, since its launch in 2018, our Conflict Response Fund has supported women survivors of conflict and war in Yemen and Bangladesh.
The civil war in Yemen left millions of its people displaced. 76% of displaced Yemeni people are women and children.
We partnered with a local organisation, Yemen Women's Union, to raise awareness of gender-based violence and provide psychosocial support for women survivors.
Within the community, Yemen Women's Union formed protection committees and held awareness sessions that educated the community about gender-based violence and highlighted support programs for survivors.
During the six-month partnership:
- 314 women survivors of gender-based violence attended awareness-raising sessions
- 174 women survivors of gender-based violence received targeted psychosocial support sessions
- 51 women survivors received specialised psychiatric care
Almost every Rohingya refugee woman and girl has either survived or witnessed violence, the majority of it being gender-based violence.
The violent, genocidal actions of Myanmar’s military have forced over 700,000 Rohingya people across the border of Bangladesh into makeshift communities, made up of mostly women and children.
With local NGO Research, Training, and Management International, we invested in the women and girls who will be the future of the Rohingya community. We supported access to skills training, which will create greater opportunities for women and girls to start small businesses or find paid work.
"Community mobilisation meetings" with Rohingya youth demonstrated why investing in women and girls' job skills helps rebuild Rohingya communities. Local leaders hosted events to address social norms and traditional practices that limit women and girls’ participation in society and show how they can be drivers of change.
During the eight-month partnership:
- 120 Rohingya women and girls (ages 18-35) received vocational skills training in tailoring, computer skills, and small enterprise development
- 100 government officials and thousands of camp residents were reached through community awareness-raising to foster support and understanding of the importance of skills development for adolescent girls, an important notion in the deeply conservative Rohingya society which served to challenge social norms and create space for conversation and positive change
Learn more about the Conflict Response Fund and our current partners here.
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.
subtitle: In 2018, we launched a new conflict response fund — a separate funding pool to more rapidly help women who are caught in the current horrors of our time. To reach women in their most critical moments, we work with partners who can respond to conflict and
In 2018, we launched a new conflict response fund — a separate funding pool to more rapidly help women who are caught in the current horrors of our time. To reach women in their most critical moments, we work with partners who can respond to conflict and make an immediate impact.
Participants in our year-long programme work to strengthen themselves across four critical areas of social and economic empowerment.
current conflict response fund partners
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 the Conflict Response Fund, we invested in opportunities for Syrian women and girls to learn new skills and rebuild their lives.
Through our Conflict Response Fund, we’ve reached thousands of women survivors of violence in Ethiopia.
We are helping to providing educational opportunities for Rohingya women and girls in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar.