of Young women don't have access to education
of the Youth accompanied are women
10 / 21 centers
are dedicated to support only Young women
Globally, 30% of Young Women are “Not in Education, Employment, or Training” (NEET) compared to 13% of men. Forced marriage, early pregnancy, violence, limited access to education, lack of free will ... there are many obstacles to the socio-professional integration of excluded Young women from extreme poverty. And yet, the first vector for the emancipation of women is the financial autonomy that results from lasting professional integration.
Since its creation, LP4Y has attached particular importance to supporting excluded Young Women as they build their life projects. In 2020, LP4Y strengthened this commitment with reference to Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender equality - increasing the number of solutions and programs dedicated to women. Thus, 77% of the Youth supported in 2020 were women, with that figure due to rise to over 80% in 2021.
Watch the testimony of Rumana, from Bashantek TDC in Dakka, Bangladesh
10 out of 21 centers are exclusively dedicated to supporting Young Women. The workforce in the other centers is made up overwhelmingly of women. The same goes for the Catalysts in the field. In order to enable Young Mothers to follow training, LP4Y develops the Little Angels Academies (LAA) within the centers whenever the need is identified. This is vital to the integration of Young Mothers and will be extended in 2021.
In parallel with these real solutions for the professional integration of excluded Young Women, the Youth and Catalysts are multiplying initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the condition of women. The MEI Care 4 Change organizes training sessions on women’s health, and the MEI Connect 4 Change offers digital training specially for women. The nursery assistants at the LAA organize events to raise awareness in the surrounding schools. Finally, for International Women’s Day, multiple centers organized debates, inviting participants to express themselves and question their beliefs regarding the condition of women locally as well as nationally.