WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL

mission and Statement of principles

WomenAid International, a humanitarian aid and development agency, was established in 1987 as the first agency in the UK to focus on empowering women worldwide so they can achieve their full potential.  The guiding principles of WomenAid International are peace, development and equality.  

WomenAid International's mission is to assist the development of civil society by addressing the social, political, economic and health needs of women, their families and communities.  Women and children are the most vulnerable and poorest groups in many parts of the world often subject to discrimination throughout their lives. WomenAid International advocates for human rights awareness and gender equity, and works nationally and internationally in partnership with all members of society to realise these goals.

WomenAid International supplies relief assistance in conflict and disaster areas and develops projects and missions which provide resources and training which lessen the burden of illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and ill-health.  Proactive partnership is a key approach as is organisational capacity building and the facilitation of networking opportunities.

WomenAid supports and promotes the United Nations and its specialised agencies.  The organisation does not discriminate on grounds of race, nationality, religion, class or political ideology and therefore considers itself to be neutral and impartial in its beliefs and actions.

WomenAid International is also guided in its work by the spirit of the Geneva Conventions.  The Geneva Conventions, initiated in 1864, reaffirm the respect due to the human being in times of armed conflict.  They provide that persons who take no part in hostilities and those placed 'hors de combat' by wounds, detention or sickness or any other cause shall be protected and that those who suffer shall be cared for without any distinction.

WomenAid International has five key thematics:

Humanitarian Aid

Development Assistance

Human Rights Awareness 

Research Initiatives

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The majority of the global community is facing a daily struggle for survival -  WomenAid International is helping to meet the need.

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