Dining for Women

Dining for Women (DFW) believes that investing in women and girls and ensuring gender equality is key to ending extreme poverty and creating a safer and more peaceful world. Since 2003, it has been empowering women and girls in the developing world, while fostering global citizens and powerful agents of changes here in the U.S.

DFW is the world’s largest educational giving circle with more than 400 chapters and 8,000 members across the U.S.  DFW chapters are small groups of people who gather monthly to learn, share a sense of community, and make a difference for women and girls in the developing world.

DFW members are raising $200,000 in support of UNICEF’s work to empower women and girls in Jordan and South Sudan.

In Jordan, DFW is empowering Syrian refugee women. Our partnership is expected to reach an estimated 1,030 vulnerable women in Jordan. DFW’s funding will provide 30 vulnerable women with employment for a one-year period, while supplying 1,000 mothers and their newborns with critical health care packages. This partnership will empower Syrian refugee women — providing them with opportunities to participate in the workforce and make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable mothers and their newborns

In South Sudan, DFW’s support will enable UNICEF to provide critical Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and response services for approximately 2,640 women and children in South Sudan. With support from DFW members, UNICEF will respond to the survivors of GBV, while mitigating risks of GBV to protect women and girls today and in the future. Thanks to DFW, thousands of girls in South Sudan will be given a second chance to grow in stable, nurturing, and protective environments.

Together, DFW and UNICEF USA will positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable women, girls and families.  Learn more about our partnership below, and visit www.diningforwomen.org/join-us for information on how to start or join a DFW chapter in your local area.

  • Empowering Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan
  • Response to Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan
  • Impact of Support

A Conversation with UNICEF USA: Rohingya Refugee Project