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.
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.
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.