Women’s Solidarity Fund (hereafter, WSF), a women’s fund based in the UK, is a spin-off organisation from Society Without Violence, NGO, Armenia (www.swv.am).
Society Without Violence is advocating for the elimination of gender based stereotypes through gender sensitive education, is empowering young women and girls to spread a word on peace and anti-militarization through the promotion of Women In Black movement in Armenia and further expansion in the South Caucasus, is collaborating with other civil society actors to develop policies, campaigns on the eradication of violence against women and non-discrimination through the initiation of Coalition to Stop Violence Against Women, Armenia, as well as through partnership with global women’s rights networks.
For the promotion of long-lasting peace in the war-torn region, as well as for the expansion of its philanthropic spirits to stimulate mechanisms for the financial sustainability of the South Caucasian women's movement, Society Without Violence boosted the creation of WSF in Oxford, UK.
The vision of WSF is to create an open, safe and neutral space for women’s organisations from South Caucasus for the promotion of collective initiatives and actions in support of women against gender based violence and inequality. Aiming to make South Caucasian women’s voices heard as advocates for reconciliation on the international platforms, WSF seeks ways to promote the networking between women’s organisations from conflicting countries in South Caucasus and provide tools/skills for sustainable and self-funded existence.