Empowering community to overcome poverty by addressing education imbalances, gender imbalances and violence.

A Peacemaking Project by Adio C.

What is the injustice we are solving?

In my community, education is seen to only be an activity taken by only boys. Often a number of times girls are denied access to education. As a girl child is born, she is looked at as a care taker of homes and her major role is domestic chores. As the girl child grows up to the age of 12-15 she is looked as potential source of wealth, she is forced into early marriage against her will. This is injustice, and violation of rights of girl child. My project would focus on empowering the community to defend and promotes girl child education, advocate and influence policies that promote equal and equitable access to education for both girls and boys as well as empower the community to support education by creating and supporting income generation activities to help empower them economically and check on poverty

Comments:

RaulPF C.
13 December 2017 14:52

Thanks for sharing your project! Could you let us know the role of young people in this project?

Fish S.
15 December 2017 22:51

Hi Adio! Thanks for posting this project. Your work is super important -- anyone, no matter their gender, deserves access to the same opportunities as anyone else. Sounds like you have a clear vision for the future you want to see.

Is your project youth-led? We can provide support specifically to projects led by young people under age 25.

Amani A.
23 February 2018 11:48

Hi Adio, any updates on your project, please? Girl's education is a very important issue. Do you have a deep understanding of how to solve this issue?

We would encourage everyone who is at this stage of their project to work towards deepening their understanding of the injustice they are focusing on. It would be great to talk to other people in your community and try to understand their perspective of girl's education or other people who are trying to solve the same justice or/and people who are already working to solve this injustice.
Also, use the problem and solution tree to discover the root causes and consequences of your chosen injustice and it will guide you to more solutions. Here are some resources on how to do that: https://www.peacefirst.org/understand-through-compassion

Please let us know how can we help.