Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other
conflicts with the resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability, self-sufficiency
and active citizenship, thereby promoting viable civil societies. Since 1993, the
organization has provided more than 153,000 women survivors of war with its tiered
programme of direct financial and emotional support, rights awareness, vocational and
technical skills training, and access to income-generation tools.
In an effort to further improve women’s lives, WfWI has identified three progressive
stages in the journey to active citizenship: 1) creating awareness, 2) promoting
behaviour-change and 3) enabling action. After equipping women with increased
confidence, knowledge and skills, WfWI’s programme promotes behaviour change—
impelling women to pursue economic opportunities, participate in family and community
decision-making, maintain their physical and psychological wellness and form and/or
join women’s (and/or community) groups. This individual behaviour change can then be
harnessed to enable broader women-led community change.
Women for Women International launched its activities in Afghanistan
in 2002 and has since served more than 37,388 women, benefiting an additional
201,895 family and community members. Past and present locations served include
Afshar, Balkh, Dashti Barchi, Herat, Kabul, Kamari, Kapisa, Khairkhana, Mazar-e-Sharif,
Parwan, Shari-naw, Shina, and Wardak. The main office is located in Kabul. Specific
programme activities include Sponsorship, Rights Awareness and Life Skills Training,
Health and Traditional Birth Attendant Training, Literacy Training, Vocational and
Technical Skills Development, Income-Generation Assistance, and Microfinance.
Women for Women International’s ongoing work in Afghanistan stems from the
unflagging belief that stronger women build stronger nations.
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