At AMARA we’re passionate about supporting worthy causes that make a difference and this year we’ve partnered up with Women for Women International. We're proud to be donating 15% of profits from Global Explorer to this incredible charity and help support women survivors of war.
We take a look at how Women for Women International transforms the lives of women living in the world’s most dangerous places and how your Global Explorer purchase will go towards making a real difference…
Women for Women International
Women for Women International invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict.
Through Women for Women International’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme, women learn the skills they need to rebuild their families and communities. In Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, women who join the programme connect with each other to form support networks. They learn vocational skills to help them earn an income and save money, gain knowledge and resources to care for their families, and defend their rights. Women use their power together, passing it on to neighbours and their children for lasting change.
Since 1993, the organization has invested in the power of over 519,000 women, supporting them to use their voices and create a ripple effect that makes the world more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
To learn more about the power of women, for women, visit womenforwomen.org.uk
AMARA couldn’t be a more perfect partner for Women for Women International - the brand’s family values, dedicated global community and commitment to giving back and making a difference are just a few of the reasons AMARA resonates with our mission. I love the entrepreneurial story behind the brand and am thrilled sales from the Global Explorer collection will go on to have a truly global impact, helping women survivors of war become successful entrepreneurs and inspire hope for the future.
Sara Bowcutt, Director of Fundraising & Partnerships at Women for Women International
The Work They Do
Since their origins during the Bosnian war in 1993, Women for Women International have gone on to support over half a million women across eight conflict-affected countries to overcome the horrors of war and work towards a better future for themselves, their families and communities.
By creating ‘sister-to-sister’ connections between women in Bosnia and Herzegovina and individual ‘sponsor sisters’ from around the world, a spirit of sisterhood was born. The letter exchanges provided Bosnian women with solidarity and emotional support, along with small amounts of financial aid to help them meet their basic needs as they began to rebuild their lives.
To this day, Women for Women International’s approach remains inspired by this spirit of sisterhood, and the combination of social and economic investment. Women enrol into their year-long Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme and every day hundreds come to their training centres, each with their own personal story of violence, loss, trauma, and stories of survival against the greatest odds. Participants form support networks, learn to earn an income, and save money, and gain knowledge and resources about health and their rights. With the right support, they can rebuild their lives, break cycles of poverty and seize opportunities to create a better future for themselves and their children.
I’m delighted that we’ve partnered with the incredible charity Women for Women International. They’re helping to transform the lives of countless women survivors of war across the world and provide them with the skills and support to create a brighter future for themselves and their families. We’re always looking to help worthwhile causes and the personal stories of hope, resilience and survival against all odds from the women they serve have inspired us all at AMARA to get involved.
Sam Hood, Founder and Creative Director at AMARA
Bold and adventurous with a worldly appeal, Global Explorer is for lovers of craftsmanship and culture. With artisanal fabrics, earthy tones, and exotic patterns, this Designed by AMARA brand has been created to spark conversation. By purchasing from Global Explorer, you’ll be helping to transform the lives of women living in the world’s most dangerous places.