Reaching the Furthest Behind First: Women for Women International

May 14, 2018 Laurie Adams, the Chief Executive Officer of Women for Women International, presented how Women for Women International navigates cultural landscapes in order to have a greater impact on their communities. Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has served more than 479,000 women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. With a long-term vision for sustainable change and development, WfWI works with the most marginalized and socially-excluded women so they have the skills, networks, and tools they need to rebuild their lives, communities, and nations. Through Women for Women International's comprehensive 12-month program, women learn about their rights and health, and gain key life, vocational, and business skills to access livelihoods and break free from trauma and poverty.