This year, 11 October is marked as International Day of the Girl. The day addresses the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and their human rights. This original piece can be found on the United Nations website: https://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/
2019 Theme: GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable
Nearly 25 years ago, the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, determined to recognise the rights of women and girls as human rights. The conference allowed for the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: a comprehensive policy agenda for the empowerment of women. Subsequently, women pressed on, which led to global movements on issues ranging from sexual and reproductive health rights to equal pay.
More girls today are attending and completing school, and more are gaining the skills they need to excel in the future world of work. Today, these movements have expanded and tackling issues like child marriage, education inequality, gender-based violence, climate change, self-esteem, and girls’ rights.
This year, under the theme, “GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable”, Reledev shares the celebration of achievements by, with and for girls since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Reledev’s Overseas Projects
Reledev strives to empower all women we work with. Lifelong development for women from all walks of life is at the heart of all our projects. We support women empowerment programs that allows girls to complete school and a qualification, to gain skills needed to excel in their personal and professional lives. Discover more about our international partners in Bolivia, Nicaragua and the Philippines here: https://bit.ly/2kiPW9I
We celebrate the achievements of our overseas projects and partners contributing to recognise the rights of women and girls. Here is a snapshot of some of our projects:
Philippines – Foundation for Professional Training Incorporated (FPTI)
- Location: Cebu, Central Visayas, Metro Manila and Calamba, Laguna.
- Project: Economic means of development for women experiencing social exclusion
Bolivia – AYNI Asociacion Civil through Centro Educaion Formacion Integral de la Mujer (CEFIM) Technical Institute
- Location: La Paz and rural Bolivia
- Project: Culinary/Business skills training for poor indigenous women
Nicaragua – Asociacion para la Cooperacion Educativa Nicaraguense (ACOEN)
- Location: Diriamba, Carazo, Nicaragua
- Project: Vocational training in hospitality and tourism for rural women