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Women for Women International

Supporting and fundraising for Women for Women International through social and collaborative events.

Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. Since 1993, Women for Women International has reached over 500,000 women survivors of war. The non-profit organisation currently operates in eight conflict-affected countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Nigeria, Iraq, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

One of the unique aspects of Women for Women is the “sister-to-sister” bonds that the charity cultivates through individual sister sponsorship programmes, facilitated through letter exchanges. Women for Women operates directly at the grassroots level, training women survivors of war in year-long programmes that emphasise self-reliance in four key aspects: earning and savings, rights and decision-making, health and wellness, and support networks.

Through this “Stronger Women, Stronger Nations” programme, these women are able to provide for their families, set up businesses, better understand their rights, and choose their own paths. 

We believe that with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, women survivors of war will regain their confidence and actively participate in their communities. 

As a society, we passionately believe in this cause, and since our society was established in 2012, we have worked hard to raise as much money as possible for this transformative charity, as well as increasing awareness of the charity in our local community. In the last ten years, we have sponsored over 100 sisters. 

Some of our past events have included craft nights, movie screenings, bake sales, pub quizzes, karaoke nights, and letter writing campaigns. One of our most highly anticipated events each year is our annual Spring Arts Showcase which highlights the incredible talent in our town. 

Last year, we were honoured with winning the 2021-2022 Best Charitable and Volunteering Society award. 

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of Women for Women International St Andrews! We welcome involvement from everyone (all genders and both students and non-students alike). We are so excited for the year ahead and cannot wait to see you at our events!  A group of people sitting on the grass

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Women for Women members at our annual Freshers Picnic!