Women are more likely to face persecution, violence and oppression. Female empowerment is key to realising women’s rights and empowering women in the economy globally, is key to achieving the 2030 agenda for our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We understand that when women are actively involved in society, a society develops in leaps and bounds. As part of our commitment to the global SDGs, we want to help the millions of women who are at a disadvantage; those women who suffer as a result of misogyny and gender based violence.
Much too often, the female voice is under represented in the shaping of projects. At Lonely Orphans, we maintain a culturally sensitive approach to help educate beneficiaries to understand gender equality and female empowerment. We actively consult with female beneficiaries to shape projects, ensuring their voices are paramount in leading the direction of deliverable projects.
In 2017, we established the Lonely Orphans’ Female Safe Space; a purpose built facility dedicated to empowering women and girls in the Rohingya Refugee Camps. This dedicated space serves as a skills training centre to prepare women for employment, and as a space for females to meet and network.
The following year, Lonely Orphans established our first school for girls only in Balukhali Refugee Camp, Bangladesh; educating the most vulnerable and orphaned girls in that area. We believe education is the key to changing their lives for the better.
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