Girls, Women & the Global Goals: Empowering Women in Conflict Areas

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Key Information

The program provides women with the skills and knowledge to create and sustain positive change in their individual lives, their families, and their communities; which is the foundation for economic participation and critical to women challenging and overcoming the impact of gender-based violence on their lives. The activities will be implemented in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2016 - 2018


Women for Women International, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Financial literacy
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Other community members - female, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

  • Vocational

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Other

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Reducing economic barriers

  • Conditional cash transfers (including non-cash goods) to individuals/households
  • Financial literacy training
  • Income-generating activities
  • Microcredit

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Women's empowerment programs

  • Empowerment training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Improved health - other
  • Improved understanding of sexual harassment, coercion, and consent
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms