independent and non-profit foundation based in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment was born in response to numerous calls from women ‘s local organizations ( WGOs ) across the country to create a mechanism to direct technical and financial support to significant initiatives to advance women’s human rights, gender equality and social justice, as well as to contribute the feminist movement.
For the feminist movement, the existence of the Foundation for the Empowerment of Women is an important source in contributing to the building of the feminist movement. Ensuring continued support through a program of grants to women’s organizations and women’s groups, the Foundation for Women’s Empowerment encourages women’s collective thinking, learning and building women’s solidarity, in order to always draw courage from the guidelines of feminist activists and women’s movements throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment strives to be transparent and responsible in all aspects of its work and believes that ‘Progressing together – changes are possible’.
Common principles for both the Board and the Foundation for Women’s Empowerment team are:
The Foundation for Women’s Empowerment was founded and is still run by activists and members of women’s initiatives with many years of experience experience in working with women.
Since 2014, the Foundation for Women’s Empowerment has been financially supported by the following organizations
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