Kvinna till Kvinna
Kvinna Till Kvinna (English: Woman to Woman) is a Swedish organization founded in 1993 as a result of the Yugoslav Wars. It supports women in war and conflict zones with a strong concentration on the Balkans, but is also active in the Middle East and the Caucasus. It works closely together with the people who live in these areas, because Kvinna Till Kvinna believes that democracy can only be built by their inhabitants. The organizations' role is simply to support these women, who are often also gathered in organizations, to build up democracy on the basis of their own needs.
The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation’s established purposes are:
- To conduct projects in regions of war and armed conflict that promote women’s self-reliance and self-esteem, women’s psychosocial and/or physical health; or that contribute to promoting women’s participation in the building of a democratic civil society.
- To foster studies and research on the effects of war and armed conflict on women.
- To bring to the attention of the public facts and information about the effects of war and to build public support for peaceful conflict resolution through the use of civil means