Career and job training across all sectors.
Poverty Relief Through Women
Women make up the majority of the estimated 1 billion people living in poverty worldwide, so efforts to increase their access to education and training, jobs, and economic opportunities is a vital step in promoting development and pulling nations and communities out of poverty.
From the Report: Economic Development and Empowerment FactSheet
- The King Baudouin Foundation gave to Vrouwen voor Vrouwen for volunteers making school uniforms for the pupils of a Burundian primary school and also helping to start up a sewing workshop.
- The Abilis Foundation gave to Association des Personnes Handicapees pour le Developpement to train disabled mothers of girls in the business of homemade soap.
- The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund gave to Let the Little Children Come to Me to aid widows associations build a honeybee farm on community land, training 100 widows in beekeeping, co-op management, product marketing, and monitoring and evaluation.
- The Denver Foundation gave to HEAL Africa to buy a field for widows group to farm and support HEAL Africa's orthopedic officers program that trains rural nurses to build a safe house for women, and to provide 100 women fistula repair.
- The African Women's Development Fund gave to the Ejo Nzamera Nte Association for training and beekeeping equipment to women living with HIV.
On average, females in the DRC are expected to complete 8.4 years of schooling.
Social norms can limit women's mobility and ability to network, restrict women's representation in politics and government, and be enshrined in discriminatory laws and practices.
From the Report: Voice and Agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity