Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!

by International Blue Cross
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Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
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Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!
Give Childhood a Chance and Keep Youth Drug Free!

Project Report | Mar 20, 2019
Women's Rights and Gender Equality

By Noemi Zulauf | Project Assistant

On March 8, 2019 was the International Women's Day. In many countries worldwide, large crowds called for more women's rights and gender equality on this day.

Equality of women and men is a cornerstone in the work IBC does in Chad, Congo-Brazzaville and Togo. Girls and boys are sensitized in gender-based violence and learn to critically reflect on inequalities persistent in our societies. They take part in common activities and learn to respect each other´s problems and needs.

One of the participants in Chad, Carine, 16 years old, talks about her experiences: 

„Through Blue Cross I became aware, how much I am exposed to discrimination and psychological violence – in my daily life with my family and out on the streets – just because I am a woman! Now I started to speak up against this. I talked to my parents and began to claim my rights at home. My brothers now share with me the daily tasks in the household – something which I was responsible before all by myself. I can communicate this awareness now to other girls and work towards a more just society. This means a big success for me and an important step ahead!” 

Life Skills Programmes - Empowering Vulnerable Youth in Africa

The Life Skills and Peer Education programme is a holistic prevention programme for disadvantaged youths in the field of alcohol, drugs, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS. It targets mainly students and young people aged between 12 and 25 at public secondary schools as well as young people outside the school context.

By preventing youth from being harmed by alcohol and drugs, the programme decreases violence and disease in communities and enables the youths to lead healthier and fulfilled lives. Three activities form the core of the programme: Life Skills training, formation of young multipliers (Peer Educators) as well as media and policy work.

Thanks for your support!

Through your donation the projects can be further implemented. Women and men learn to make a difference in their environment and to break unhealthy structures for the long term. 

Help us to write more stories like the one by Carine. We are very thankful for all your donations!

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Street dance to prevent excessive drinking

By Noemi Zulauf | Project Assistant

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By Anne Babb | General Secretary

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International Blue Cross

Location: Bern - Switzerland
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Bern , Bern Switzerland

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