Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg

by Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg
Temporary Home for Girls at Social Risk in Arg

Summary

La Balsa is a long-term residence for homeless cisgender and transgender girls and adolescents who arrive at the Home because of the violation of their rights. Our main goal is to help these girls in the adoption process and/or recovery of family ties. Currently, La Balsa is the only Center that attends to these young women by providing food, care, and a roof to sleep overnight in Buenos Aires. We focus on accompanying them in their journey toward empowerment from a gender perspective.

$10,000
total goal
$5,704
remaining
27
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

There are thousands of homeless children in Buenos Aires who are exposed to extreme social vulnerability. After the pandemic, the child poverty rate in Argentina increased to at least 60%. In this group, homeless girls and adolescents are the most vulnerable of all. Due to the feminization and infantilization of poverty and violence, they require specialized care to prevent them from becoming victims of any sort of gender-related issues as well as help them overcome gender barriers.

Solution

We work within a framework of restitution of rights, providing support, professional attention, healthcare, food, and long-term shelter for these girls, as well as accompanying them in the process of adoption. Our main goal is to provide tools based on sexual education, reproductive rights, the menstrual cycle, gender equality, gender violence, inclusivity, cultural diversity, bullying, grooming, positive use of social networks, sign language, and personal leadership, among many others.

Long-Term Impact

Our critical support varies from covering the supply of basic and urgent needs, such as food and shelter, to strengthening social skills with educational and cultural workshops. This will allow cisgender and transgender girls and adolescents to become economically independent and empowered members of society in the future.

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Organization Information

Mensajeros de la Paz Argentina

Location: Buenos Aires C.F., Buenos Aires - Argentina
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Candelaria Lopez
Buenos Aires C.F., Buenos Aires Argentina
$4,296 raised of $10,000 goal
 
47 donations
$5,704 to go
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