From Rwanda to Rochdale, Manchester to Malawi, our work is making a difference to the lives of women right around the world. This International Womens Day take a more in-depth look at just some of our work via the links below


Working with many of those who were affected by the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, this project supports over 1500 self help groups. By utilising the train the trainer technique, those involved in the project will be equipped with the skills to set up their own co-operative business. Read more about this inspiring project below.

Tell me more about the Rwanda project


Women in Zambia are often the poorest and most marginalised group, lacking a voice or the agency to move beyond basic level farming. That's why we've partnered with Christian Aid to help over 4000 farmers, encouraging them to set up co-operatives and make their voices heard. See more about the project below.

Show me Zambia project info

Sri Lanka

In a country severely impacted by war and natural disaster, our work has focused on rebuilding the co-operative movement there. We've trained over 2000 people, many of whom were women widowed as a result of the tragedies that have struck the country in recent times. You can read more about this uplifting project below.

More details of our Sri Lanka work


The co-operative movement has led the way in campaigning for gender equality, but we know there's still a long way to go. That's why we set up the Co-operative Women’s Challenge in partnership with Co-operatives UK and Co-op News.

This network focuses on creating supportive spaces and inspirational events to discuss some of the challenges facing equality in the co-operative sector and beyond. Read about how you can get involved below.

Get involved in the network