Jenny Hawley in here latest book “why Women will Save The Planet “ highlights;
Gender bias is still deeply embedded in cultures, economies, political and social institutions around the world. Women and girls face unacceptable levels of discrimination and abuse, which is not only wrong, but also prevents them from playing a full part in society and decision-making.
Barbara Stocking, former chief executive of Oxfam GB, writes in the book: “Leadership from the top is essential but the values of gender equality have to permeate the whole organisation.”
Diane Elson, Vandana Shiva and other contributors argue that we need a transformation in our economic thinking and new definitions of progress. Across politics, business and the media, we need to create a system based on different values, with equality and sustainability at its core.
Our volunteers can relate many stories of ongoing inequality and unfair treatment of “the world’s better halves” as some may put it.
Therefore, we are proud to launch a Women’s Empowerment Project to primarily support and equip deprived and underprivileged women in the UK and abroad for their personal and professional development. At the same time we will also identify avenues to maintain and increase personal capacity of women in general.
Our overall plans for the Women’s Empowerment project will undertake various initiatives in 2 broad categories;
- Professional Development & Financial Sustainability
- Personal Development
In the Professional Development & Financial Sustainability; initiatives will focus on helping women to become financial stable. The project includes creating awareness and providing platform for financial sustainability and micro-financing of small scale industries.
The Personal Development related efforts will include increasing women’s empowerment by expanding knowledge of their rights and opportunities to exercise their rights in the workplace community, and home; confidence building; health issues and awareness of their capabilities and individual potential in various fields.
We are proud to share that whilst working in Lebanon our teams identified an urgent need of women empowerment projects and as a result we have successfully implemented our first initiative in Lebanon.
Main focus of this initiative is for professional development of vulnerable and deprived group of women by providing professional training at a sewing hub in Lebanon.
There are 15 females getting trained at the moment. The classes are running twice a week Monday and Thursday. The women are enjoying the classes as it gives them a platform to come and learn a new skill set which will be useful for them to sustain themselves financially in a long run as well as it will boost their confidence. The duration of the training will be three months and the attendees will be receiving sewing machine at the end of the training to continue to enhance their skills set as well as able to earn from this skill.
This financial empowerment aims to lead to more independence and economic stability.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
You can support this project by;
- Volunteering with us
- Supporting our projects with admin and technical skills
We would be delighted to hear from you.
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