Empowering Women through FF International
Fountain Foundation International and its Partners in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo are committed to foster the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Number 5: “Gender Equality”.
Gender Equality within the projects of Fountain Foundation International comprise of:
- Equal rights to economic resources, property ownership and financial services: undertaking reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over production capital and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.
- Promote empowerment of women through technology: enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
- Adopt and strengthen policies and enforceable regulations for gender equality within the farmers’ organizations: adopting and strengthening sound policies and enforceable regulations for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels in the farmers’ organizations.
- The projects of Fountain Foundation specifically target empowerment of women by actively campaigning on the participation of women in the training programs. Specially attention will go out to the involvement of women in the economic dynamics promoted by the project; (ii) building the capacities of vulnerable groups such as women and young people, lowering the incidence of poverty and favour their participation in the decision- making bodies within the project.
In training sessions, it is important to integrate the gender approach to ensure equality, on the one hand, and on the other, maximum benefits to the whole family, knowing that the woman is the mainstay of the household that prepares and feeds the family in general. In addition, Nathalie Nsengi will be a resource person of the project who will actively coordinate and support with enhancing gender equality through advocacy and campaigning for women participation during demonstration days.