Gender equality is a fundamental human right. Women and girls make up a vital part of our economic, social and political lives but due to discrimination, they often do not reach their full potential. While great progress has been made, women around the world continue to suffer domestic violence and discrimination, and struggle to access education. Empowerment has a multiplier effect: if all women and girls can have the equal chance and freedom to contribute to the development of their countries, hunger and poverty will reduce significantly.
Livelihood training reduces people’s vulnerability, strengthens the ability to plan for the future, reduces the danger of slipping into poverty in a time of crisis, and builds a foundation for future generations.
ASSETS – an eco-bursary scheme – has been helping bright young people to complete their school education since 2002, educating young Kenyans and their families for conservation and careers.
The ‘Girls in Action’ programme brings girls identified as at risk up close and personal with creation at A Rocha Canada’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre.
Access to water and proper facilities, as well as understanding the natural process of menstruation, can help keep girls in school and lighten the environmental impact of menstruation.