Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Limelight: Women for Women International

Women for Women International (WfWI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives. WfWI’s goal is to provide women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools they need to transition from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. For the last 17 years, Women for Women International (WfWI) has transformed the lives of more than 271,000 socially excluded women survivors of war, benefiting more than 1.35 million family and community members in the process.

By providing financial aid, job training, rights awareness and leadership education, WfWI helps women transform from victims to survivors to active citizens. The organization is currently active in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. WfWI has helped women in these countries overcome sexual violence, food crisis, concentration camps, genocide, beatings and worse.

For just $27 per month—that’s less than $1 per day—sponsors can help a woman survivor of war triumph over overwhelming obstacles and build a new life for herself and her family.

WfWI is hosting a private fundraising event with Lucy Billingsley on Wednesday, November 17. The guest of honor is Christine Karumba, WfWI Country Director from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who will speak at the event November 17. On Thursday, November 18, Christine will give a brief presentation about the positive impact of WfWI DRC and will then be available for media interviews.

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