Female miners voices need to be Heard.

:Closing gender gaps benefits countries as a whole, not just women and girls but the entire ASGM sector.  Therefore, investing in women’s health and their entrepreneurial and leadership potential is smart economics. Program for Women’s Empowerment would aim to:

  • Help women’s organizations build leadership, organizational, and advocacy capacity so that they can increase their participation in building democratic development

  • Provide economic empowerment and support to women entrepreneurs through financial literacy, training, and networking opportunities so that they may play a key role in their communities

  • Improve the health of women and girls through increased awareness and information dissemination

  • Engage men and boys in the prevention of gender-based violence

  • Increase women’s and girls’ awareness of their rights to promote gender equality in local communities.

Program for Women’s Empowerment will fund specific projects by local organizations that include but are not limited to the following activities:

Create mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities

  • Improve institution building and advocacy skills within the organization

  • Provide financial literacy and business management skills, as well as networking opportunities for women business owners

  • Raise awareness on microfinance and other options to access capital for women entrepreneurs

  • Carry out information campaigns on health issues affecting women and girls

  • Address gender-based violence in a holistic way and address gender roles

  • Promote gender equality by increasing awareness of human rights 

The Ambassador’s Small Grants Program for Women’s Empowerment encourages projects that 

  • Promote partnerships among two or more local organizations for a common goal

  • Include young women as project implementer and/or target beneficiaries 

  • Incorporate the use of social media 

  • Demonstrate innovative ways to address women’s issues

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