FOP is a non-profit organization whose main task is increasing opportunities for economic and social integration of young Argentine women in a situation of social vulnerability. In line with the MDGs, we promote gender equality and the promotion of valued work. Since 2001, we work to build bridges between them and companies/universities through job mentoring and labor intermediation. One opportunity can have a positive, long-lasting impact on a young woman's life.
Whereas 40% of the nearly 2 million unemployed in Argentina are under the age of 24, the unemployment rate among them is 75% (ECLAC - ILO). The majority come from low-income households, many of whom live in poverty. Without adequate education and pressured by domestic activities, their exclusion from the labor market continues. In Argentina, only 1 of 4 young women under 24 has a job. More than 50% of gender violence cases in Buenos Aires affect women between 20 and 39 years old.
Through socio-labor training and support from our highly qualified tutors -specialized in addressing gender and family violence- in the design of personalized labor projects, we promote new opportunities for socially challenged young women to empower themselves and create new bonds in the process of accessing the labor market and exiting situations of domestic violence. We provide labor intermediation by working as abridge between them and companies/universities through mentorships.
This project has been designed to be sustainable. Its dynamics allows it to remain productive over time. Women's empowerment will create new agents of social change. This model can be replicated on different communities towards the strengthening of networks of active users of the learned tools and skills.