In 2017 we supported hundreds of women in 11 countries around the world to claim their rights, access fair justice, vote, build small businesses, and learn skills to gain jobs and earn an income.
Women and conflict
Women make up 80% of those who have to flee their homes. In DR Congo, more than 200,000 women have been raped in a decade of conflict.
But women are not only victims, they are central in the fight for peace. It is crucial to pay attention to women’s roles and viewpoints in order to build safer communities, more resilient societies and shape local solutions for peace.
While international bodies urge greater participation of women in peacebuilding, our local partners show that women are often already at the forefront of the mission for a lasting peace.