Reinforcing homeless women's autonomy

by Fundacion Multipolar Conectando Polos por la Equidad Social
Reinforcing homeless women's autonomy
Reinforcing homeless women's autonomy
Reinforcing homeless women's autonomy
Reinforcing homeless women's autonomy

[English version below]

Las tareas de cuidado, por más que luchemos para cambiarlo, siguen estando asignadas a las mujeres en nuestra sociedad.

Este proyecto esta enfocado en la autonomia de las mujeres, por eso, teniendo en cuenta sus actividades diarias es que intentamos crear salidas laborales donde puedan seguir cuidando a sus hijos o a las personas mayores de la familia al mismo tiempo que recuperan su identidad como personas autónomas.

Nuestra área de Producción se está enfocando en un Taller de Producción Textil para que las mujeres que esten en nuestro Centro de Formación para el Empleo (CFE) puedan posteriormente trabajar desde sus casas y producir en el tiempo que tengan disponible. Tambien tendran un espacio en el que sus hijos estaran cuidados mientras ellas realizan el Taller.

Tener siempre en cuenta las realidades de las personas es esencial para nuestro trabajo.



Care duties, although we fight to change them, are still assigned to women in our society.

This project focuses on women's autonomy, which is why we have to take into account their daily activities to create a possible work exit in which they can take care of their children or elderly, but at the same time re-identify themselves as autonomous individuals.

Our Factory Department is developing a Textile (sewing) Workshop for women in our Employment Training Center, so they can eventually work from home and produce in their own available time. We will also have a space in which their kids may remain looked after, as they attend the Workshop.

 Always taking people's realities is essential to carry out our projects.

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Employment Workshop
Employment Workshop

Greetings dear friends and supporters! We hope this report finds you and your loved ones safe and well. We want to tell you some things we found in the last months, that we think are important to our project.

The first thing we do when addressing any social issue related to Multipolar's mission (to help homeless people getting out of the streets through decent jobs) is research, in order to know the needs and problems of the collective we want to approach. In this case, surveys conducted with women living on the streets and public shelters in Buenos Aires show that 92% of them have been homeless for 1 to 3 years (with a majority of them falling into the public shelter system between March 2020 and May 2021), 67% are single mothers (with an average of 1.1 children in charge per women), and 12% of their children have some kind of medical condition or disability.

67% of these women have NO social protection (government's financial aid) whatsoever, and 46% of them never had a formal (decent) job. Perhaps the lack of opportunities to get a decent job lies on the fact that 66% couldn't finish high school, or that 93.8% suffer from a medical or mental condition, including substance abuse; or that 6.3 out of 10, never learnt how to use a computer or barely did. Or the combination of all of the above.

In addition, 71% of them have been victims of gender violence and/or some type of abuse, before or during their time living on the streets.

At this point, the results show a reallity that questions us as a society, the way we treat women and the way life itself is way harder for a woman, harder if she is a mother, and much harder if she suffers from any health condition.

But in order to get a bigger picture, and to get more information to set our approaching strategies, we also got to know that 92% of them want psychological assistance and 96% are interested in becoming digitally literate. 83% still have the ability to think and hope for a better future (for themselves and their children), and that would be even more possible if they could get acces to day care. 

And last, but definitely not least at all, ALL of them are interested in building their autonomy through a program that helps them gain resources and tools to acces job opportunities and in some point down that path, get a decent job to improve their quality of life and their children's. A quality of life they deserve and are entitled to.

This is our Project's goal: reinforce homeless women's autonomy. We need you support to apply our methodology, set strategies and get the resources they need to have the opportunity to make it though. We count on you!

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Employment Workshop 2
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Employment Workshop 3
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Fundacion Multipolar Conectando Polos por la Equidad Social

Location: Capital Federal - Argentina
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