Who we are

Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) is a Dutch based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting women initiatives from post conflict and African fragile states.

Created in 2010, WIN is a vibrant and ever growing network of women (and recently men) lending their time, talents, expertise, money and networks to support entrepreneurial initiatives of women from post conflict and African fragile states.

WIN currently supports women initiatives in The Netherlands, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.

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Why WIN?

It is a well-known fact that economic support given directly to women in developing countries often yields better economic and social returns to their families/communities than when given to their male counterparts. Yet women in post conflict and fragile African states who are at highest risk are still largely without much need support and are economically disadvantaged.

We believe women have a key role to play in overcoming poverty in Africa moreover “overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice” – Nelson Mandela.

What we do

WIN promotes the economic empowerment of women from post conflict and African fragile states whether they are living abroad or at home. We do so by helping them with:

  • Entrepreneurial capacity building,
  • Access to finance,
  • Access to markets and
  • Access to networks.

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Get Involved

You can participate in WIN either as a supporter or as a beneficiary.

Supporter

Membership to WIN as a supporter is open to anyone female or male with a passion to support initiatives lead by women from Africa. Support can be through self-funded volunteering, training, coaching, funding and networking.

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Beneficiaries

Are you leading a female focused group from a post conflict or fragile African state? Or are you a woman from a post conflict and fragile African state working on an economically viable project? Register your initiative and be eligible to benefit from WIN support.

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Latest News

Dutch National Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security 2016-2019

Dutch National Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security 2016-2019

Mar 03 2016

On March 8th 2016 in the Hague – Netherlands, over 50 organisations, ministries, NGO’s , women’s organisations, diaspora organisations and knowledge institutes…

African migrant women decide to form a cooperative

African migrant women decide to form a cooperative

Dec 12 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Cooperative Arbre a Palabre U.A Alderman Baldewsingh gave the starting signal for a new cooperative of African Women. Many African…

Participation in the new economy

Participation in the new economy

May 14 2014

The Dutch Social Security Systems is one of the most comprehensive in Europe. However due the global financial crisis, like other countries,…

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Contact Us

Frederikstraat 74-76, 2514 LM Den Haag, Netherlands
+31-(070) 8886561

We are open Mondays to Tuesdays from 10:00 – 16:00