Graduate Women International (GWI), founded in 1919 as the International Federation of University, is a worldwide, non-governmental organisation of women graduates. GWI advocates for women’s rights, equality and empowerment through access to quality secondary and tertiary education, and training up to the highest levels.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Funding

Career support 

Asylum assistance 

Target group: women’s rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

The Hegg Hoffet Fund assists graduate women (and in special cases tertiary women students) who have been displaced as a result of war, political upheaval or other serious emergencies. GWI’s Hegg Hoffet Fund provides short-term grants for refresher courses for re-entry into the candidates’ professional field (or if that is not possible, training courses leading to some other employment), and for language training and other courses to assist with integration into their new countries. In addition to financial assistance, GWI’s national and local groups also provide the graduate refugees with moral support to help them to adjust to life in a different country.