The impact of this complex emergency in Darfur has created the most pronounced needs for women and girls. This is in part because women and girls have historically faced gaps in accessibility to education, leadership, healthcare and other rights prior to the conflict. Thus, this program seeks to combat the effects of the ongoing conflict on women and girls and counter pre-existing conditions that have restricted women’s development and status overall.
Through the construction and management of a network of Women’s Development Centers, RI seeks to provide a civil society resource that benefits women and girls during the conflict and into peacetime.
Local women and educators will carry out the program’s activities, which will promote a long-term support system that will influence generations of girls. The program will give the future female leaders the tools to learn and dream again.