NEF is making progress in the launch of our new initiative to economically empower women who are experiencing domestic violence in Armenia by helping them develop the capacity to financially support their families.
During the next 18 months, NEF and its local partners will support at least 50 Armenian women by providing them with training in job and advocacy skills, as well as assist them in securing employment. Our goal is to help the women achieve economic independence and provide them with alternatives to returning to abusive environments.
Recently we’ve conducted focus groups with potential participants to gain insight into their current skills and abilities, and to understand their motivation to work or to start a business.
We’re also nearing completion of a regional economic assessment and labor market assessment for the city of Yerevan.
Combined, these research efforts will help us determine the most viable business and job opportunities for women experiencing domestic violence in the urban and rural project areas. This information will help us design training and other activities that meet the women’s needs and provide them with skills that will match opportunities in the local job market.
We are introducing the initiative at events in Yerevan and additional cities, and discussing opportunities to collaborate with other programs that serve women.
Women’s entrepreneurship development is in its early stages in Armenia. Our work is at the forefront of these efforts and may provide a model and momentum for future initiatives to foster women’s economic empowerment.
THANK YOU for supporting this critical work to help women gain skills and find employment so they can build a new life for their families!
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