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Develop greater independence, choice, and power for 2205 women across Nepal and Cambodia

  • Organisation:

    The Global Women's Project

  • ABN or Auspicing Organisation:

    38 921 975 017

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  • Geographic Location:

    Nepal, Cambodia

  • Target Groups:

    Rural / Regional


Funding Information

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  • Other Funding Partners:

    General public

Project Information

  • Project Commencement Date:
  • 01 Feb 2018
  • Project Completion Date:
  • 01 Feb 2019
  • What issues are addressed?:
  • The Global Women’s Project believes every woman has the right to self-determination. Our programs in Cambodia and Nepal provide women with tools and resources to achieve financial independence, choice and self-empowerment.

    In parts of Cambodia and Nepal, gender inequality significantly impacts women’s lives. Women often marry & have children young, have little formal education or economic opportunity & are financially dependent on partners who can be abusive. They have little knowledge of their rights & are not well supported by the criminal justice system. Without access to the information, resources, services and support networks they need to build better lives for themselves and contribute to processes of change, they remain trapped by poverty, violence, discrimination & inequality.
  • Project Description:
  • Since 2013, The Global Women’s Project has provided over 1000 women in Nepal & Cambodia with tools & resources they can use to build better lives. With our grassroots partners we have delivered business training & loans, computer & electrical wiring programs, legal support, counseling & community building initiatives.

    In 2018, we want to reach another 2000 women. In rural Cambodia, we will deliver computer & English language training to another 180 women at our existing lab & run a women’s business incubator for 25 women. In Nepal, an further 2000 women will have access to legal support, counseling, business loans, training & community through our Women’s Hubs.

    Like any other business, this work is not possible without staff to keep the cogs turning. This funding will pay for one full-time staff member to:
    · Manage partnerships & programs
    · Drive growth & sustainability
    · Mobilise & coordinate volunteers
    · Oversee direction & finances
    · Deliver on admin requirements
  • Alleviating suffering / disadvantage?:
  • The following 2015 case study showcases how our programs and impact model address disadvantage & provide women with the tools they need to build better lives.

    Rama is a Nepali woman in her late 20s, who owns a successful business in her local community. She has a good home life, two healthy children in school & a support network of women. But her life wasn’t always this way. She married young to an older man who was physically abusive. With little education she worked long hours unpaid on the family farm, raising two young children. Rama approached her local Women’s Hub deeply unhappy and desperate for help. At the Hub she learnt about her rights, accessed legal counseling & was supported to confront her husband & demand he change - he did. She later undertook business training, received a business loan & was supported to set up a business. She now controls her income & is investing in her children’s health, education & growing her business, & she supports & mentors other women.
  • Changing Policy, Practices & Systems?:
  • When it comes to changing policy, practices and systems that discriminate against women, we cannot rely solely on top-down processes of change. Supporting women at the grassroots to continue pushing the local and broader change agenda forward is crucial. The Global Women’s Project enables women to drive processes of change by providing opportunities for them to increase knowledge, skills, resources & build their collective power. From supporting individual women to build businesses & invest in their family’s health, to backing local women who are leading change in their communities, our programs contribute to our vision for a world where every woman has independence, choice & power equal to men.
  • Investing in or empowering women?:
  • All of our efforts at The Global Women’s Project are aimed at increasing women’s access to information, skills, resources & networks, so that they are empowered to build better lives for themselves, their families & communities. Both project-specific funding as well as the dollars we invest in our own staff contribute directly to our ability to provide women with these tools & resources.

    Because The Global Women’s Project is entirely women-led, this funding also represents an opportunity to invest in a young Australian female leader committed to social change & gender justice.
  • Media / Promotion?:
  • Building public awareness of The Global Women’s Project is a key responsibility for paid staff. We see this as integral to growing the organisation & ultimately increasing our impact for women. We also welcome opportunities to publicly celebrate our partnerships with major donors.
  • How is success evaluated / measured?:
  • Program outputs 2018:
    1.1 2000 women in Nepal join a Women’s Hub & at minimum gain knowledge of their rights & access to legal & psychosocial support
    1.2 40 women in Nepal are supported through the process of pursuing justice for gender-based violence & have access to ongoing support
    1.3 60 women in Nepal receive business loans & training, & have knowledge of financial management & markets
    1.4 300 women in Nepal receive vocational skills development training in their chosen area
    1.5 180 women in Cambodia receive computer & English training, allowing them to take advantage of a growing tourist economy
    1.6 25 women in Cambodia undertake a 6-month business incubator program, allowing them to take their business beyond micro-size

    CEO KPIs:
    1.1 Deliver program objectives as above
    1.2 Refine 3-year income strategy and implement year 1 to achieve 50% growth
    1.3 Maintain spending ratio of 70% programs, 18% fundraising & 12% admin
    1.4 Mobilise volunteers to deliver on strategic objectives

Contact Information

  • Contact Person:

    Briony Mackenzie

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