Who we are

Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) is a Netherlands-based nonprofit organization dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in the Netherlands and in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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’s 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

Learn more how you can participate in WIN and start creating real change in the world.

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 and girls in Sub Saharan Africa who are at the highest risk are still largely without much need support and are economically disadvantaged.

Women and girls have a key role to play in overcoming poverty.

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice” – Nelson Mandela.

What we do

WIN promotes the socio-economic empowerment of women and girls from Post Conflict and African Fragile States whether they are living abroad or at home. We do so by helping them with:
  • Advocacy for Gender Equality
  • Economic Development
  • Peace and Security, Good Governance
  • Fostering Global and Local Partnerships
  • Networking and Information Flux
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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/girl from Sub-Saharan Africa working on an economically viable project? Register your initiative and be eligible to benefit from WIN support.

Become a Beneficiary



Contact Us

Westeinde 57-63, 2512 GV DEN HAAG, Netherlands
+31-(070) 8889591

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