The incredible economical and social benefits of developing equitable and inclusive educational opportunities for women have long been established by countless academics. Yet women and girls still face discrimination in regards to access to quality education, vocational training and skill development.
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Ending the Depression Epidemic in Africa
StrongMinds provides mental health services to impoverished African women. It is difficult to tackle issues related to poverty if you are struggling with your mental health, for example, suffering from depression. Their treatment includes providing group therapy provided by local health care workers. These workers are trained by StrongMinds to administer the necessary support. In the group sessions, women are equipped with coping mechanisms and interpersonal skills for personal development. They learn different types of skills for immediate and long-term preventive impacts.
Giving the next generation the chances they deserve.
Net4Kids connects businesses with charitable projects based in Asia. Many of their projects are based around children, education, and young girls. In India, they provide access to education for young girls living on the streets. They also train young women in the textile industry so they can enter the workplace with the correct qualifications, and provide vocational IT training for girls and women from vulnerable communities. In Nepal, they offer personal development and life skills training to empower young girls to take on leadership roles.
Committed to delivering access to energy.
Power for All advances renewable, decentralized electrification solutions as the fastest, most cost-effective and sustainable approach to universal energy access. Part of their work is done by providing entrepreneur workshops for women in different regions. Women are invited to network, teach and learn about decentralized renewable energy while bringing in the aspect of gender-based political advocacy and the role of female entrepreneurship in energy access.
For change that matters.
Solidaridad develops solutions to make communities more resilient — from supporting repressed communities to fostering more sustainable supply chains. Although their projects are based on supporting all vulnerable groups, many of them take a gender-transformative approach. For example, a training programme in rural areas around Africa empowers women farmers to improve their livelihoods and build resilience as they learn to engage in responsible agricultural investments. Other projects include promoting financial inclusion by providing necessary skills-training for women in rural communities.
A healthy life for all
Simavi believes that every woman and girl should be able to claim her human right to water and sanitation with the result of gender equality. They promote their aim by collaborating with local schools to promote bodily and sexual autonomy for young women by teaching about gender-based violence, coercion and discrimination. This is done to foster enabling environments in patriarchal societal structures in schooling systems.
Powered by young people
Restless Development supports youth leaders to create a better world. Every year, they train, mentor, nurture and connect thousands of young people to use their youth power to tackle global issues and lead change. Education and Gender Equality are two topics they focus on during their work. Their ‘By Us, For US’ campaign demands radical change to outdated, non-inclusive global education systems and intersects with promoting gender and sexual rights.
A quality education for all
Livingstone Tanzania Trust aspires to create a world where every local young person has access to quality education to reach their full potential. Their approach is based on community involvement ensuring that the work truly benefits those who need it. In regards to education and young girls, their work focuses on creating safe learning environments in schools and improving attendance by providing better sanitation
strengthening the current health institutions in Nepal
Karuna Foundation has two main aims. The first is to strengthen maternal and child care to prevent defects and mortality rates. Secondly, they develop disability-inclusive societies by improving access to healthcare and education opportunities. A large part of their work focuses on strengthening gender equality and female leadership by providing training to local health and rehabilitation workers (86% women), involving women in local advocacy and improving access for women to self-help groups for knowledge exchange.
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