Sisters in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Image by Alison Wright.

Sisters in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Image by Alison Wright.

 A sister in Rwanda. Image by Francesca Pagni.

A sister in Rwanda. Image by Francesca Pagni.

Women for Women International

5% of all Marguerite membership fees made from June 2018 are automatically donated to Women for Women International. Read on for more information about who they are and the incredible work they do...

When there is an outbreak of war or violence, women suffer most – they experience trauma, sexual violence and the death of loved ones. After the conflict is over, the world’s attention moves on, but these same women are left to rebuild their families and communities.

Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community.

Since 1993, the charity has helped more than 479,000 marginalised women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

With over twenty brutal armed conflicts across the globe, there’s never been a greater need to support women survivors of war. With your help, women can graduate from the Women for Women International programme with the skills, knowledge and resources to become successful entrepreneurs. They will pass on their knowledge to their neighbours and children, creating a ripple effect.

Want to be more involved? Join the Sisterhood: Watch and share the #SheInspiresMe film or sponsor a woman through the one-year programme for £22 per month and help change the world one woman at a time.  

Find out more at womenforwomen.org.uk or follow @WomenforWomenUK on social media.