Women: Witnesses of Hope

WCC Ecumenical Women's Solidarity Fund in Former Yugoslavia 1993-2003

Edited by: Jeanne Becher, Carolyn Boyd, Alexander Belopopsky, Silvia Eggli

The World Council of Churches' Ecumenical Women's Solidarity Fund (EWSF) is a project fund used by women for women in the countries of former Yugoslavia with the aim of restoring hope, promoting reconciliation and human dignity, and enabling people regardless of their ethnicity, religion or origin, to rebuild their lives and communities affected by the devastating wars and their consequences in this region. In 2003, the EWSF celebrated its tenth anniversary in the service of victims of war. This publication is a collection of personal accounts from local women who are either beneficiaries or implementing partners of the EWSF-one woman and one account of her personal courage and vision to mark each year of the Fund. The book shares some of the light which has shone in the darkness of the conflicts in this region-the courage and strength of women's spirits. It is also a form of thanksgiving to the churches and ecumenical family for the support and solidarity to the women and children there who have endured so much.


48 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9782825414385