We believe that in order to make lasting change, women need the skills and resources to build self-confidence, understand their rights, earn an income, and gain the respect of their family and community.
Education is a powerful weapon and shield for young girls. At SOFERES we support children, especially girls to go to school, stay in school, and reach their full potential!
Violence against women and girls, including sexual and gender-based violence, is prevalent around the world. SOFERES is working to ensure that women and girls are safe and free from violence.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, health and safety of women, girls and staff take priority!
The Solidarity of Refugee Women for the social Welfare (SOFERES) is a women-led, volunteer-based, not-for-profit, non-govermmental charty organization of women and girls from diverse backgrounds including young women and girls living with disabilities, widows, women living with HIV, and women with no income. It was founded in 2013 by a group of refugee women and girls living in Dzaleka Camp, survivors of various civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia who have experienced different forms of gender-based violence, exploitation and abuse in their families and communities. As refugee ourselves, we created SOFERES as a solution to the challenges women and girl face in the camp. We start a positive cycle in which refugee women and girls are considered not as simple recipients of services and support, but as actors of change for themselves and their communities.