VGIF provides grants globally to fund locally generated projects
that advance the rights of women and girls.
NEWS AND UPDATES
“The women are able to express themselves well and make decision in groups. The project brought togetherness among the participants; they are concerned with each other's lives" said Sylvia Nalubega, Program Coordinator of Action for Rural Women's Empowerment - ARUWE. Their 2014 project, ‘Gayaza Women Sustainable Livelihood', provided trainings in pig-rearing and banana farming to nearly 100 women in Gayaza Sub County, Uganda to improve their skills and enhance their household incomes and farm production.
According to the International Center of Research on Women, 142 million girls will be married before the age of 18 in the next 10 years: http://www.icrw.org/child-marriage-facts-and-figures. VGIF supports groups that strive to counter these occurrences, including 2014 grantee recipient, Snekithi Charitable Trust. Through their 'Campaign against child betrothal, teen marriages, motherhood and widowhood', the group has led 10 community-level orientations that raised awareness of the harmful effects of child-marriage, reaching 400 women and girls.
The Center for Protection of Women and Children: RABA VOCA provides counseling, legal advice, advocacy work and vocational trainings to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in multiple regions of Albania. And thanks to a VGIF 2014 grant, RABA-VOCA was able to expand its services to include 40 vocational skills trainings on hairdressing, tailoring and sewing, IT and English.