Empower Women and Girls!
Women and girls suffer disproportionately from the burden of extreme poverty in the world. They are living on less than a dollar a day. Green Village Foundation Members are committed to alleviate poverty by attacking its root. Poor women are often extremely vulnerable to injury or death from violence. Many young girls have been physically or sexually abused. Green Village Foundation is working to ensure equitable access to quality education for children, particularly girls living in extreme poverty. Since 2005, GVF girls’ education program has empowered rural women and urban girls and equipped rural villages in Benin with sanitation facilities.
In Togo, Green Village Foundation is committed to protect girls, fight for their rights and educate them. We are providing HIV and pregnancy prevention information, counseling and also the distribution of condoms. Protecting vulnerable adolescent girls and finding peaceful solutions to their well-being, Green Village Foundation is supported by UNFPA. The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health to create a more equal and more sustainable world.
We are now working with UNFPA to protect and empower 20 young girls through self-reliance activities. We are helping to inspire communities to value education, especially for girls, and children to campaign for their right to go to school. Green Village Foundation offers culturally relevant, gender-sensitive lessons and offering essential life-skills training, livelihoods and protection they need to transform their lives.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP?
The challenges facing poor girls are tough and GVF is aware about it. UNFPA supported Green Village Foundation to assist only 20 girls among 200 identified earlier 2013. But there are good solutions. GVF with its experienced staff thinks you will help and must be one of the leaders in the fight to poverty and poor health, especially among women and girls.