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Enfants & Développement
Enfants et Développement seeks to develop partnerships with local stakeholders in order to promote, support and facilitate access to basic quality services for children, for the youth and for disadvantaged families while paying special attention to girls and women.
The project: The project presented to Giving Women seeks to reduce all forms of violence against women (physical, psychological and economic) in Dhading, Nepal, using strategies to influence men and the youth in order to change their behavior with women.
Being at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes, the project priorities shifted in response to baseline feedback emphasising the need to support improved access to education, literacy and economic empowerment for women.
How GW gives: The project has adapted to the local realities following the earthquake, and E&D requests support articulating the new strategy, creating new programme management and eventually Monitoring and Evaluation tools to reflect it. Some of the economic empowerment activities could benefit from marketing and communications support as well.
Location: Dhading District, Nepal
Founded: 1901, but in Nepal since 2001
Camp Group uses sports and education to equip underserved girls and young people with the tools to build resilient and active communities through research and tested practices.
The project: The RespAct project consists of a series of educational modules which support the development of self-confidence, resilience and responsibility for their local area in girls and young people who face social exclusion due to discrimination based on ethnicity, refugee-status, religion, nationality or economic status. Respect challenges social norms about the ways that education can be delivered to at-risk children by combining sports, education and technology training.
How: The RespAct project brings together a series of approaches and techniques to empower young people to actively participate in their local communities. It uses elements of boxing to improve discipline, self-confidence, body-language, use of the voice and assertiveness amongst participants.
They work through discussion units with participants to develop feelings of mutual respect and increase both self- and group-efficacy, strengthened through role-play games which also develop empathy skills.
How GW can give:
1- Finding ways to implement the project in Switzerland.
2- Creating a fundraising strategy.
3- Strategic planning for scaling up.
UNAFEHB – National Union of Women Disabilities Organisations
Mission: Empower women with disabilities in Burkina Faso so that they can become self-reliant and active contributors to society.
The project: Women with disabilities struggle to assert themselves in a society where men are the decision makers and where too many barriers stop them from actively participating in society.
Through this project, UNAFEHB aims to reverse the negative attitude to women with disabilities in Burkina Faso.
Objectives of the project:
1- Strengthen the organizational and management capacities of UNAFEBH in order to make it more credible in the eyes of member associations and technical and financial partners.
2- To build links and the synergies between the member associations of the UNAFEHB
3- To strengthen the capacity of member associations to make them more autonomous
4- To improve the institutional communication, visibility and advocacy of UNAFEHB to make the participation of women with disabilities more visible in socio-economic development at the regional, national and international levels.
5- To advocate for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women with disabilities in order to promote an inclusive society
How GW can give:
1- Advice on building up the infrastructure of the organisation
2- Help in conceptualising marketing materials to support the fundraising initiatives
3- Input to develop the evaluation and monitoring tool
4- Help with prioritisation of the activities to be done which will give the quickest return on investment
5- Advice on fundraising
Location: Burkina Faso
Violence Que Faire
Violence Que Faire focuses on preventing and sharing information about violence in relationships, as well as giving support to the affected women.
The Project: Violence Que Faire gives support to all those who are affected by violence in relationships (to the victims, actors, relatives and teenagers) through its website, which includes detailed information on violence, its various forms, its consequences, but also on legal issues and on ways of preventing it.
Apart from this, women have the possibility to anonymously call the organisation to get professional support and advice by phone.
How GW can give:
1- Support in monitoring and evaluation
2- Creating a governance strategy
3- Helping the organisation to scale
Zero Mothers Die
Zero Mothers Die aims at saving the lives of pregnant women as well as new mothers through the systematic dissemination of mobile technologies to increase their access to healthcare and information to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
The project: Zero Mothers Die is a global initiative by an innovative public-private partnership to save the lives of pregnant women, new mothers and their newborns by employing a comprehensive approach to improving maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) through the systematic use of ICTs and mobile health.
How GW gives:
1- Support in monitoring and evaluation;
2- Support in improving the business and financial strategy;
3- Replication of the financial collaboration with private clinics in Geneva and other places to support innovation for maternal health.