WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP LIVELIHOODS
is a project that seeks to address COVID-19 challenges through a youth-centred and gender-responsive economic empowerment approach. This Project consists of a three-prolong approach mainly- Covid & SGBV Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Scale Up, and Access to Markets Initiative.
As the COVID-19 crisis takes a devastating toll on lives and livelihood across the African continent, its effects on gender equality, women’s human rights and women’s empowerment have become fundamental. With gender and social inequalities that underpinned societies before the pandemic, the COVID-19 impacts on women is exacerbated in this crisis.
For this reason, sexual and gender-based violence on women and girls have increased during the period of lock-downs. These and many more challenges will have long-term consequences for women in the country
Program Goal and Expected Results Summary
The ultimate outcome of this project is to increase economic empowerment to strengthen resilience for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) most affected by COVID-19 in targeted areas in Ghana and Senegal. In order to do so, the project will increase access to resources and services for AGYW to maintain their livelihoods and improved entrepreneurship opportunities for AGYW through business development services that are adaptive in response to COVID-19...