Darfur Women Network, Inc. (DWN) is a non-profit organization founded by Darfur native Mastora Bakhiet to carry out the mission, vision and activities of Darfur Women Peace & Development Network, Inc. The organization was founded by Ms. Bakhiet in November 2007. Darfur Women Network is the first organization in the United States founded by Darfur women refugees that operates in Touloum Camp, Chad.
The DWN is the only women’s organization based in the USA that is dedicated to helping both Darfuri refugees residing within the US and displaced women and girls living in camps overseas.
Our mission is to raise public awareness, provide educational outlets, use specialized programming, assist and encourage refugee women, girls and families displaced by the Darfur conflict so they may re-establish personal empowerment and flourishing communities in the face of adversity. Darfur Women Network, Inc. works with both refugees in Chad and those who have immigrated to the United States.