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Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Women Specific Programs

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are female and over 65% of its poorest people are women and girls. Across the world, gender-based inequalities continue to deny women a say in the decisions that affect their lives. The A3’s work is rooted in the recognition that gender equality and women’s empowerment are vital for the realization of human rights for all. In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to build a society in which women and men share equally in the distribution of power and influence and have equal access to education, health, decent work, and livelihoods.

A3 in close collaboration with local and regional partners designed women-specific programs to address gender equality in a broad and holistic manner, thereby contributing to the fulfillment of the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of women and girls, and supporting efforts towards MDG goals, achieving gender equality in all spheres.

  1. School programs
  • Elementary, middle, and high schools;

A3 is committed to improving women and girls access to education opportunities in the communities where we work.  A3’s charitable donors allow us to continue partnering with philanthropic foundations and education nonprofits in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and to ensure we are up-to-date on current research and initiatives. We benefit from a wealth of data and the most cutting-edge initiatives that our philanthropic peers are driving across the United States and the globe!

To accelerate and sustain progress in education, and especially girls’ education, it is necessary to promote partnerships, building strong networks of local girls’ education advocates, thought leaders, and social entrepreneurs.  More than ever before, the girls who are left behind face multiple barriers to getting into school and receiving a quality education.  A3 works with local and regional partners to come up with sustainable solutions to overcoming these barriers by drawing upon global good practice but will ultimately need to be developed, adapted, and owned locally in communities across the developing world. For example, we know that violence in many forms limits girls’ ability to get an education, but solutions to overcome violence will look very different in South African townships than they will in Afghanistan’s rural villages.

Relying on a theory of change typology, we highlight three main drivers of change of education quality: (1) supply-side capability interventions that operate through the provision of physical and human resources, and learning materials; (2) policies that through incentives seek to influence behavior and intertemporal preferences of teachers, households, and students; (3) bottom-up and top-down participatory and community management interventions, which operate through decentralization reforms, knowledge diffusion, and increased community participation in the management of education systems. We continue our support in providing equipment, learning materials, and facilities to girl’s schools in developing countries.

  • Two-year and four-year colleges and universities (International Scholarship and Grants)

A3 facilitate the opportunities for women and girls to have access to international scholarships and grants across the world. Educational grants and scholarships are available for those who qualify and could help women offset the cost of college tuition and expenses. Grants that may be available for qualified women to pursue include:

  • Institutional Grants: grants for merit or financial need for those who qualify.
  • Organizational Grants: grants to eligible students, such as career development grants.
  • Women who are the primary earners in their families.
  • women who are survivors of family violence
  • Women interested in engineering or computer science
  • Women whose education was interrupted
  • Low-income women, particularly mothers
  • Low-income women over the age of 35
  • Women who are bettering their lives through higher education

 

  • Fellowships for Women Leaders, Scholars, Scientists and Students

A3 in partnership with universities and organizations provide fellowships to support women pursuing research and study opportunities or working in fields where they are typically underrepresented. We offer a wide range of unique opportunities for women in science, journalism, technology, foreign policy, business, medicine, public policy, law and social justice. These include funding to help women in both the U.S. and abroad continue their education, enter or re-enter the workforce, pursue research or creative projects, and advance policy.

  1. Women Entrepreneurship programs; 70 percent of the worlds’ poor are women, which is an unacceptable number. Our vision of a world where everyone has the choice to be free from extreme poverty. Through meaningful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential they offer to economies the world over.
  • Translation Business Service
  • Importation and Exportation
  • Food and Snacks
  • Mobile Healthcare
  • Transport SErvice
  • Freelancing Agency
  1. Rural women empowerment program; Women in developing countries have their own special needs beyond challenges such as hunger and health problems. Conflict disproportionately occurs in developing regions, and women are often the overlooked victims of this violence. A3 in partnership with local organizations provides women in conflict zones with empowerment programs. These programs equip women with business skills, job skills, and networking opportunities. We also provide women in conflict zones with resources such as micro-financing and access to local healthcare sources. Our ways to empower daughters, sisters, and mothers around the world while simultaneously bolstering the fight against global poverty.
  • Give microloan
  • Teach job and business skills
  • Increase saving and income
  • Build self-stem and confidence
  • Impact health
  • Build social network
  • Create public leaders
  1. Women Leadership Programs

We believe leaders are community builders. They know where they come from and they understand their strengths and areas for growth. They examine power, privilege, and oppression in their own and others’ lives, and take action for social justice and equity. As global citizens, they can skillfully connect and communicate with people from different generations, cultures, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. We recognize that how we operate matters as much as our programs’ focus. The leadership programs that form the backbone of our programs include:

  • Engaged mentorship: In A3 programs, adult women mentors participate in every activity alongside young women. Mentors model positive risk-taking and a willingness to be transformed, which motivates young women to engage fully.
  • Girls’ leadership skills: The young women we serve are involved in the leadership of A3 at every They learn leadership by engaging in program development, co-facilitating sessions, teaching workshops, participating in staff and board meetings.
  • Intergenerational and intercultural understanding: A3 offers participants the opportunity to connect with and learn from girls and women from many countries, cultures, and religions.  A3 activities unfold in a vibrant community built around sustained and authentic mentor relationships.
  • Positive girl culture: A3 offers a safe community in which girls can practice the skills of communication, conflict resolution, and compassion. We talk openly about the culture of competition that is often encouraged between women and practice strategies for changing these behavioral norms.
  • Finding one’s voice: Young women develop confident self-expression through workshops in theater, creative writing, spoken word, percussion, dance, singing, outdoor activities, and conversation. Girls learn to speak out about their beliefs and brainstorm ways to help their communities.