Economic empowerment to protect against violence

Nov 8, 2018

We often forget how vital, beyond income, access to a professional activity can be for women victims of violence and their children.

nepal-training-2_webIn the tiny Chepang community in Nepal (50,000 members), settled for only a few decades and extremely poor, discrimination against women is exacerbated: only 1 % of Chepang women know how to read and write and girls are pushed to marry as early as 11 years old!

Since 2015, we have been working with these women's groups, in Dhading district, to accompany them in their emancipation and break the vicious cycle of violence and poverty.

No less than 856 meetings have been held over the past two years with village women to discuss women's and children's rights, domestic violence, entrepreneurship, budgeting, savings and credit. More than 150 women have chosen to engage in vocational training or business development, and another 18 have been trained in micro-enterprise development.

With this new position in the family and community, these mothers have access to the family budget and share household decisions with their husbands: the girls will be able to go to school!

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