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Female empowerment

Women face difficulties in seeking employment opportunities because of:

  • A lack of formal education
  • Household duties and care of dependents
  • Discrimination from financial institutions

Despite these barriers, there is growing recognition that efforts focused on women lead to greater household and community wellbeing. If given the chance to break out of gender stereotypes and attain economic empowerment, their increased income is likely to be spent on education, nutrition and healthcare for their children. In this way, an investment into a woman’s career prospects is an investment into an entire community.

Female Empowerment
  • Category: Anti-trafficking, Child protection, Female empowerment, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $10,001 to $25,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Thailand

Female Empowerment

For years Thailand has unofficially been labeled the sex tourism capital of Asia, with Pattaya its most notorious hotspot, closely followed by the red-light districts of Bangkok and an assortment of nightclubs in Phuket.

Female Empowerment
  • Category: Education, Female empowerment, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adolescents
  • Country: India

Female Empowerment

Although the Indian family as a social institution is well known for the emotional and physical support that it provides to its extended members, it sometimes fails to respond to the needs of women, especially for women in difficult circumstances.

Female Empowerment and Reintegration – Restoration Following Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • Category: Female empowerment
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Cambodia

Female Empowerment and Reintegration – Restoration Following Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Due to a history of violence and a compromised capacity for law and order, issues of commercial sexual exploitation, rape and gender inequality run rampant in Cambodia.  ‘Bauk’ (premeditated gang rape) is on the rise and recent studies show that 1 in 5 Cambodian men aged 18-49 have admitted to sexual abuse.

Female Empowerment – Gender Based Violence
  • Category: Female empowerment
  • Grant: $75,001 - $150,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Afghanistan

Female Empowerment – Gender Based Violence

Having been through three relentless decades of war, Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a woman.  Unstable and corrupted systems of governance have led to ongoing human rights abuses, high maternal mortality rates and discrimination in education and employment.  

Holistic Community Development
  • Category: Community development, Education, Environment, Health
  • Grant: $25,001 to 75,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Any
  • Age: Any
  • Country: Papua New Guinea

Holistic Community Development

Many local development organisations in PNG have failed over the years for want of a sound system of leadership and administration.

Keeping Girls in School
  • Category: Education, Female empowerment, Health, Life / Vocational Skilling, Micro-enterprise
  • Grant: < $10,000
  • Target Group: Any
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Adolescents

Keeping Girls in School

Menstrual management can be difficult at the best of times.  Women with no disposable income may use multiple pairs of underwear, kitchen sponges or dirty rags in place of tampons and sanitary pads.  Due to the unhygienic nature of these ‘pieces’, they regularly experience rashes, sores, bruising and infections.