Women for Women International

Women for Women International believes that when women are well, sustain an income, are decision-makers and have strong social networks and safety-nets, they are in a much stronger position to advocate for their rights. This philosophy and a commitment to local leadership build capacity and engender change at the grassroots level.

As a result of war and conflict, women and girls often lose everything that has ever mattered to them, including their sense of self. Their voices are silenced. And even if they were to speak, there is no safe place where they can voice their pain.

Participation in Women to Women's one-year program launches women on a journey from victim-to-survivor-to-active citizen.  Women for Women identifies services to support graduates of the program as they continue to strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities.

Women begin in a Sponsorship Program where direct financial aid from a sponsor helps them deal with the immediate effects of war and conflict such as lack of food, water, medicine and other necessities.  While continuing to receive sponsorship support, women embark on the next leg of the journey and participate in the Renewing Women's Life Skills Program that provides them with rights awareness, leadership education and vocational and technical skills training.  Women build upon existing skills and learn new ones in order to regain their strength, stability and stature on the path to becoming active citizens.

In 2009 Global Bridge board members, Susan and David Knapp, visited the Women for Women program in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Strategic planning is ongoing for a collaborative project related investment.  Global Bridge Foundation has supported Women for Women with periodic grants.

For more information about Women to Women, click here.

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