Did you know that one of the key goals of our programme is to help women build skills in decision making and negotiation within the household?
After their rights awareness training – which costs just £30 per woman – our programme graduates feel confident to contribute to household decisions that are traditionally dominated by men – like making informed choices about family planning and finances.
Together, women begin to speak up about their experiences of domestic violence and injustice and become advocates for local issues affecting women’s lives. Challenging traditional views about women's role in society ensures their children can live in a more equal community.
Veronica, a graduate of our year-long programme in Nigeria with her husband Ayuba, who took part in our Men's Engagement Programme. Photo: Monilekan
"In the past, he was not concerned about me. But now, he takes very good care of our family,"shares Veronica, whose husband, Ayuba, graduated from the Men's Engagement Programme. Together, they are now creating a savings plan to support the medical expenses of their young family.
By engaging men in women's empowerment, we can ensure that the voices of women survivors of war are heard.
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I wanted to share with you an experience from my visit to Women for Women International in Rwanda last week, where I had the opportunity to meet my sister Brigitte. I call Brigitte my sister because I am sponsoring her to participate in our year-long training programme.
Last Thursday, we drove from the Rwandan capital Kigali for over 4 hours to reach Nyaruguru, in the far south of Rwanda. There are currently 500 women participating in the Women for Women International programme in this area and one of them happens to be my sister, Brigitte!
Brigitte has already had such a tough life and she is only nineteen.
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