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. Today, Žene za Žene International Association Sarajevo continues this work as an independent organisation, in affiliation with Women for Women International.
About women in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Žene za Žene
In 2015, our Bosnia and Herzegovina country office transitioned to become a locally registered, independent organisation. The team of Žene za Žene (which means "Women for Women" in Bosnian) provides graduates of the year-long programme with advanced vocational and business skills training. This helps women to improve their ability to earn an income and support their families.
In addition they run business and democracy training for young women.
With the country and the needs of the women changing, so has the programme offered by Žene za Žene International. One of the amazing things they are doing is the Democracy Academy.
Watch the video to learn how they're working with young women to create real change.
We are working with women in Iraq to help them overcome severe emotional trauma, teach them about their rights, acquire new business and vocational skills, and form networks for support and advocacy.
Since 2004, Women for Women International - Democratic Republic of Congo has served more than 106,000 women through our year-long programme in eastern Congo's North and South Kivu provinces.
Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has reached more than 127,000 women through our work.