The empowerment of women and young persons is one of the most important concerns of the 21st century, because women empowerment has the potential to contribute to family, social and economic development. Also, empowered girls and women are key to breaking the cycle of poverty for families around the world. It is therefore why at IWEI, the need to prioritize efforts to improve children’s and women’s education, their wellbeing to ensure they are protected, and develop to become active citizens effectively and efficiently to societal development. By doing so, girls and women will escape the cycle of poverty and social norms to attain a state of wellbeing and develop their full potential, contributing to ending gender-based violence and discrimination.
IWEI takes a Rights based approach by working with and not for communities, families, youth and children in the following ways:
Engaging communities, families, traditional & religious leaders to be actively involved in ending negative cultural norms such as child marriage by supporting alternatives such as education, economic skills and gender equality.
Safe spaces for youth, children and women on education, to gain knowledge on Sexual Gender-Based Knowledge, be exposed to opportunities and involved in design, planning and implementation of activities, thereby boosting their confidence and self-esteem, developing their leadership, communication and negotiation skills, voice and agency,
Capacity building using different mediums such as training, workshops, meetings, mentoring, peer to peer learning, networking, competitions etc.
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