Commitment to Action

Women Building Peace Through Sustainable Livelihoods

Commitment by

Women For Women International

In 2009, Women for Women International (WfWI) committed to improving the livelihoods of more than 500,000 people by directly serving 103,000 women survivors of war over three years. Through a comprehensive educational training that includes rights awareness as well as market-based vocational and business skills trainings, women access the resources they need to participate in their countries' social, political, and economic decision-making. Since announcing this commitment, 37,000 women have enrolled in WfWI's programs and significant progress has been made towards achieving WfWI's four key outcomes: women are healthy, have social networks and safety nets, act as decision-makers, and earn incomes. For example, more than 20 new vocational skills training pilots are being developed and tested to provide market-based employment opportunities for the women WfWI serves. With increased knowledge and economic resources, women can help drive the economic engines of their countries and create lasting change.

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Commitment

Women Building Peace Through Sustainable Livelihoods

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$24,000,000

Region

Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East & North Africa

Countries

AFGHANISTAN, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, IRAQ, Kosovo, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SUDAN

Commitment by

Women For Women International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

NoVo Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies