We are also aware that it is not just disadvantaged women that face barriers to reaching their potential in employment, independence and freedom of choice.
We are committed to improving the lives of women across the world through the power of good quality education in its widest sense. And our base in London gives us the opportunity to connect with other charities, policy-makers, academics, global businesses and various diaspora communities to help realise this commitment.
In addition to supporting partner education projects around the world, our work falls into three categories:
Creating educational resources
Through our knowledge of international education projects, and our work with other educational organisations, we can provide resources to help women and girls break down barriers to good employment and progression. For example, we are currently piloting a mentoring programme in Latvia, Slovenia, Poland and Spain with a suite of resources to help young people develop resilience and self-belief.
To solve a problem, you need to first truly understand it – by listening to those directly affected rather than making judgements based on a traditional Western belief system. We commission academic research projects into areas of female disadvantage to help policy makers and front line organisations make informed recommendations. For example, we have recently undertaken research into the language barrier faced by migrants in the UK.
We run workshops in schools, organisations and businesses to educate, inspire and encourage discussion about the issues facing women and girls. We recently ran a workshop programme in the UK and Europe to highlight the needs of refugees.