Four out of five refugees and internally displaced persons are women, children, and young people. Women face the worst violence as tactics of war including death, rape, and robbery of their children. Women face poverty, social ostracism, honor killings, and mutilation in cases where war or violence has separated them from family.
Investment in women is inadequate (recent data shows that only 3.6% of overseas development assistance was earmarked for gender equality (UNIFEM). And for every dollar of development assistance, two cents goes to girls (Girl Effect).
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.” ~ Diane Mariechild
We provide the path, our women provide the power.
By the strength of our example and well-developed programs, we show our women how powerful they are and how they can impact others through thriving after their hardships.
All of this in support of our mission: To support women of all nations to achieve their dreams.
We believe that women are empowered when they are well in their body, mind, and soul – that is, when they are healthy, allowed to settle in their homes and social networks, creating opportunities and earning income, and making decisions in their communities.
Our Programs, Our People, Our Pride.
Review our Women Of The World Program page to see what we are offering our women in support of their dreams. Our programs start year round and last for approximately twelve months, helping refugees to the Boise, Idaho and Salt Lake City, Utah areas settle and succeed.