Commitment to Action

Women Building Peace from The Ground Up

Commitment by

Women For Women International

In 2008, Women for Women International committed to provide 500 women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and 500 women in Rwanda with: 1) an educational program that raises awareness about women's rights, the importance of women's roles in holding families and communities together during war, and ways women can be instrumental in building peace; 2) a vocational skills training program and supply chain connecting the two sets of women through their business interests; and 3) the groundbreaking opportunity to unite the women from two ccountries in dialogue about how they can build peace between the two countries, beginning with individuals at the grassroots level and extending up to the highest levels of leadership, benefiting at least 5,400 additional family and community members in the two countries.

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Commitment

Women Building Peace from The Ground Up

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$500,000

Region

Africa

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo, RWANDA

Commitment by

Women For Women International