LOCAL HANDICRAFTS FOR WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

by Homeland Development Initiative Foundation
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Summary

Homeland Development Initiative Foundation ("HDIF") aims to initiate, facilitate, and nurture sustainable development initiatives in Armenian communities. One of its main projects is a grass root, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of jobs for women in the regions of Armenia, using traditional techniques and materials.
$55,593.00
total goal
$47,164.00
remaining
78
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Gender structure of the unemployed demonstrates a disproportionate distribution of unemployment among women and men. The decline of women economic activism continues. Women constitute 70% of the officially registered unemployed. Economic dominance between women and men is not distributed evenly. Women are represented only in the lower grades of the economic grading system and are practically deprived of participation in the decision making process concerning major economic issues.

Solution

The unequal position of women and men in the economic sphere increases the risk of discrimination with regard to the enjoyment of rights and opportunities, and the traditional division of gender roles becomes a strong factor for gender inequality. The Project will help women to make their business more sustainable and profitable. The economic empowerment of the women will directly impact on women economic independence, and will make them more active society members.

Long-Term Impact

Income-generating activities are seen as "entry points for channels of communication and vehicles by which women can meet their needs". They provide effective ways to address inequalities in the areas of health, education and poverty alleviation. Many researchers have recognized that improvements in health care, nutrition and education can only be sustained with an increase in household income and greater control by women over financial resources.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hdif.org
Timothy Straight founder talks about HDIF projects
Tim visits Goris women
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Organization Information

Homeland Development Initiative Foundation

Location: Yerevan - Armenia
Website: http:/​/​www.hdif.org
Project Leader:
Tim Straight
Sir
Yerevan, Armenia
$8,429 raised of $55,593 goal
 
122 donations
$47,164 to go
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