Who we are

Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) is a Netherlands-based non profit organization dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the Netherlands and in African Post Conflict/Fragile States.

Created in 2010, WIN is a vibrant and ever growing network of women and men with a wide range array of expertise in numerous areas, especially in gender-sensitive programming and women economic empowerment as well as community/rural development and employment.

WIN also benefits from the dedicated support of a number of volunteers interested in our cause.

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Start creating impact for women in developing countries

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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 African post conflict/fragile 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.


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.

Become a Supporter


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

Become a Beneficiary

Latest News

Antoinette Mutesa – Pearls of The City

Antoinette Mutesa – Pearls of The City

Mar 13 2016

On March 13th 2016, during the celebration of International Women Day in The Hague, fifteen (15) volunteers put in the limelight. Ms…

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 African Migrant Women decide to form a cooperative; an experiment within the re-integration process of…

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Contact Us

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

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