Hegg Hoffet Fund for Displaced Women Graduates

by Graduate Women International (GWI), (formerly International Federation of University Women)
Hegg Hoffet Fund for Displaced Women Graduates

Project Report | Aug 20, 2018
The GWI Hegg Hoffet Recently Supported Continued Education in Psychology

By Stacy Dry Lara | Executive Director

Thanks to the contributions from our donors GWI recently supported the purchase of neuro and biopsychology textbooks for one of our grantees. These books will contribute to the advanced studies of our recipient who has express much gratefulness.

Did you know that the Hegg-Hoffet Fund has been instrumental in providing help to refugee and displaced graduate women for over 82 years? The Hegg Hoffet Fund was established in 1936 as the International Federation of University Women (now Graduate Women International) Emergency Fund to help women at the graduate level and above who had been deprived of the right to work, and in many cases, the right to live in their native countries. Arriving in a new country, most face complex challenges to integration, among them language difficulties, unemployment, rejection of foreign qualifications and the need for retraining. Later called the Relief Fund, it took the name of Madame Blanche Hegg Hoffet (1894-1978) in 1968, to honour her many years of service during and after the Second World War.

GWI, along with our Hegg Hoffet grantees send sincere thanks.

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Project Leader:
Stacy Dry Lara
Versoix , Switzerland

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