Gyumri Young Women Christian Association "Flora" NGO
The main goal of the project “Women and empowerment” is to establish a women’s resource center in Gyumri for empowering 17-35 aged 72 women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to raise women’s role and participation in decision making process.
Women in Armenia continue to face a number of constraints on their ability to participate in formal and informal decision-making processes. The predominant responsibility for household tasks continues to be assigned to women and girls and limits their time and opportunities to be actively involved in educational, social and political activities. Discriminatory and stereotypical attitudes, lack of education, security concerns and freedom of movement may also limit opportunities for women to participate in public activities. Armenia being a part of Europe needs to integrate with it. So we initiate this project to enable Armenian women to take action.
Participants’ awareness will rise about leadership, women rights and participation in decision making process, management and elections. They will know how to introduce their needs to the corresponding officials and institutions, to develop the solutions of the primary problems. Women will realize their great role in the process of building democratic society and their participation will increase in decision making processes. A women’s resource center will be established in Gyumri that will provide women empowerment trainings and address the needs of women in Gyumri. Actively integrating into community development process, participant women in their turn will educate and inspire many others to follow them and to act in order to lead changes in their communities.
Each month a new group of 12 women of ages 17-35 will be formed, after which we will begin the main trainings on the following themes: women rights and participation in decision making process, management, leadership and elections. We will also try to find out the groups’ interests and weak points on which we will pay attention during our future trainings and meetings and highlight that interested points. Trainings and interactive discussion debuts will give chance to the participants to be informed about the whole idea of the topics. To make trainings more effective, at the end of each training we will organize group and individual workshops with the project participant. There will be organized meetings with specialists and women leaders to share their experience.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe