Women for Women International, London, UK

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Women for Women International, London, UK
Logo:
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Street address: 32 - 36 Loman Street
City: London
State or Province: SE1 0EH
Country: United Kingdom
Location:
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Location coordinates: 51° 30' 10" N, 0° 5' 60" W
Executive Director: Zainab Salbi
Contact number: +44 (0) 20 7922 7765
Contact email: supportuk@womenforwomen.org
Website: http://www.womenforwomen.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WomenforWomen
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/WIN-Womens-Information-Network/20696562416
Target: Women
Organization type: International NGO (operating in multiple countries)
Operates in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan
Sectors: Refugees, Peace and Conflict, Microfinance, Entrepreneurship
Other sectors: Aid
Year founded/registered: 1993

Summary

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.

About

Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival. When Women for Women enrolls women in their one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders.

Activities

Since its creation, Women for Women International has given hope to more than 299,000 women survivors of war and conflict and helped them move toward economic self-sufficiency with their year-long program of direct aid, rights education, job skills training, and small business development. Women for Women has distributed $95 million in direct aid, microcredit loans, and other program services. Since 1993, Women for Women International has mobilized more than 250,000 women and men in 130 countries worldwide to reach out and support women survivors of war – one woman at a time.



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