Raise awareness about the violence that affect girls on a daily basis
Provide, care and support and improve girls’ self-esteem and how they are perceived in their environment
Protect them, improving violence-prevention measures and advocacy
Advocate to transform the causes underlying this injustice
Launched in 2012, our THE LIGHT OF GIRLS programme has benefitted over 32,000 girls from countries across Africa and Latin America. These are girls at a high risk of suffering violence of some kind: girls in extreme poverty; girls who are migrants, refugees, or displaced; girls at risk of pregnancy; girls who belong to indigenous populations; girls with disabilities and girls who are victims of early marriage, conflict andsexual violence.
This programme aims to reduce the physical, psychological, and sexual violence suffered by girls through three priority areas:
We offer psychological and social rehabilitation to girls who are victims of violence, and offer training and integration activities to help boost their self-esteem. We root out and treat violence against girls and we help girls report the most serious cases.
- Fe y Alegría School, Guatemala.
We prevent and report on violence against girls, creating safe school environments and promoting equitable relationships, as well as work with teachers, families and institutions. We work to improve girls’ lives and protect them against violence, as well as boost their self-esteem and the way they are perceived. We offer training in sexual and reproductive health and, together with the educational community, we create safe school environments that promote equitable relationships and prevent gender-based violence.
- Fe y Alegría Cannán School, Haiti.
Education is a cornerstone for achieving change and social justice. Schools can be safe spaces that provide a quality, comprehensive and inclusive education as well as agents that work together with the community and as a network to fight violence against girls.
Therefore, we encourage girls’ access to education and continuity of learning through scholarships, tutoring, distribution of personal hygiene kits and support to enhance psychosocial well-being.
- Sudanese refugee camp in Chad.
Which is why we want to promote effective international protection of the girls’ rights to put an end to the violence, intimidation and abuse they experience. With your help, we will defend their rights before the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Human Rights.Take action