Women's Development Programme 2017-2018 PROGRAMME PREVIOUS PROGRAMMES CASE STUDY The Women’s Development Programme provides personal development opportunities to women who are emerging leaders within their communities. Each Programme works with a group of 20-25 women who can join the Programme either as individuals or as part of their women’s group. The Women’s Development Programme seeks to contribute to a vibrant, integrated civil society, in which the participation of women is valued and in which there are opportunities for women to organise and influence the peace-building process. Participants are given an opportunity to develop skills and capacity to take on leadership roles within their communities and help them have an impact in their local area. This is a cross community programme and as such participants link and collaborate with cross community peers around shared issues.