PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Gender equality is the current buzzword in regards to the SDGs goals of empowering women and promoting gender equality. Virunga Community Programs emphasize on the significance of promoting equitable participation of both men and women in poverty reduction strategies and improving food security. Women are critical in poverty reduction and rural development efforts. Virunga Community Development stresses that it’s women, men, girls and boys to actively participate in, and benefit from, community development processes.
We provide a framework of mainstreaming gender equality in all strategic policies, planning and programming in Virunga massif areas. Our programs will bring attention on how every population can be reached, influenced, and involved to prevent inhibiting factors that hinder women like domestic violence against women, premarital sex among young girls in both rural and urban settlements. We will also strive to promote equal opportunities to both men and women in the labor market and promote control of family property by women.
Our mission is to promote gender equality and empower women through gender mainstreaming in the development process, capacity building, social protection, community participation and public – private partnerships.