Our Charity Partner
De Beers Moments in Light is proud to support Women for Women International, who provide assistance to women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid. This may be through job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance; all aimed to help women who have endured unbearable suffering to change their lives for the better.
Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International said: “The change that the De Beers Moments in Light campaign is real and impactful. The supported women are going to learn new skills and gain the confidence to enable them to rebuild their lives and the lives of their families and the whole community.”
From October 2013 we began supporting six classes of 25 women on behalf of our Moments in Light ambassadors and our curator Mary McCartney. The first three of these classes were held by Women for Women International in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Nigeria.
These amazing opportunities, for the sponsored women involved, aids them with a year-long training programme. This assistance equips them with an understanding of their value in family and community life; awareness of their rights; information about nutrition, reproductive health, hygiene and other basic health care; and vital skills by which to sustain an income through entrepreneurship or employment.