Gender Equality is a pre condition for all other Global Goals to be met. Intimate partner violence against women and girls is widespread across the globe. In the most extreme cases it can lead to death. Social norms and widespread impunity for perpetrators are key challenges fueling this type of violence. Women and girls are subject to various harmful practices, including child marriage.Women and girls perform the bulk of unpaid care and domestic work. Combined with paid work, this leaves women and girls working longer hours with less time for rest, self care, learning, and other activities, such as political participation. Women remain under represented in leadership and management level positions in the public and private sectors. While quotas have been implemented to boost women’s participation in politics and corporate boards, partly is far from reality. Women face various barriers in exercising their sexual rights.
Migrants and indigenous women, among other marginalized groups, are particularly vulnerable. Data on the varying factors that impact women is largely missing. The lack of data makes it harder to accurately identify, analyze and monitor the separate needs and vulnerabilities of women, girls, men and boys and develop effective evidence based policies and solutions.
OBJECTIVE Through various projects and programs, Power Foundation aims to bring about a radical shift in how men perceive the gender issues and motivate them to become equal partners in change. Working together with local state and central governments, academia, civil society and funding agencies, we envision ending all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls and eliminating child, early and forced marriage and ensuring access to equal opportunity, education, health and reproductive rights.
PRAHRI-The POWER Rural Area Healing and Reassurance Initiative; a project for immediate response to emergent situations of Gender Violence in rural areas. This program involves intervention on an urgent basis as soon as crime is reported. Legal aid and other urgent aid is provided, to be followed up by a program for healing and rebuilding of community confidence over the next six months.
PEER– POWER Economic Emotional Rehabilitation Program; it works in urban areas. We run a project for rehabilitation and counseling of deserted wives, especially from the Muslim Community. Aimed at providing training for economic rehabilitation, it also provides counseling and emotional support to the members of the Group.
a celebration of adolescence and sheroes and other state responsive comprehensive prevention efforts, is providing girls and women with access to education, by ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as engaging men and boys in the promotion of gender equality. Girls themselves are part of the solution. They are a powerhouse of talent, creativity and potential. This year, POWER FOUNDATION has rolled out a NATIONAL adolescent girls-led program, “MISSION 18yrs,” to prevent child marriage.
These adolescent girls are the “AMBASSADORS OF SOCIAL CHANGE” who are supported financially to pursue education they need to fulfill their dreams and aspirations.