Women for Women International
Women for Women International mobilises women to change their lives by bringing a holistic approach to addressing the unique needs of women in conflict and post-conflict environments.
They begin by working with women who may have lost everything in conflict and often have nowhere else to turn. Participation in their one-year programme launches women on a journey from victim to survivor to active citizen.They identify services to support graduates of the programme as they continue to strive for greater social, economic and political participation in their communities.
As each woman engages in a multi-phase process of recovery and rehabilitation, she opens a window of opportunity presented by the end of conflict to help improve the rights, freedoms and status of women in her country. As women who go through the
programme assume leadership positions in their villages, participate in the reconstruction of their communities, build civil society, start businesses, train other women and serve as role models, they become active citizens who can help to establish lasting peace and stability.
Cherie recently attended a gala event to raise funds and the profile of Women to Women International.