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Improving Job Opportunities (USA)

Women convicted of crimes have a difficult time finding employment after being released from prison. Employment increases the chances of a successful transition into the community post-incarceration. In Northeastern Connecticut in the US, women transitioning out of incarceration are further hampered by their rural location. SI Willimantic supported incarcerated women to seek and secure work-release […]

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Revive Social Net (Brazil)

A high number of jobs in Canoas are part-time, temporary and informal jobs. It is particularly difficult for young women to attain work. As a result, they are susceptible to sexual exploitation, drug use, sex trafficking and unwanted pregnancy. To address these issues, SI Canoas provided at-risk women with the opportunity to attend a certification […]

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Hope for Women (Kosovo)

According to this club, “we believe that education and leadership are key in giving every woman the opportunity to acquire new knowledge that can then enable them to become leaders in the homes, communities, and broader.  Education is the key in establishing new initiatives, it addresses the need for women to acquire new skills. The […]

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Weaving Lives (Turkey)

Women and girls from Mardin, a city located in the Southeastern Turkey, attend local courses where they learn weaving carpets. The trainers are employed by the Public Education Center, one of the supporting partners of the project.  After the workshops, the participants begin to produce Hereke carpets and others with special designs. This project is […]

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Meadows Depot – Chair Renovation (USA)

The club used this project to train the women at Meadows Depot (a woman’s drug recovery facility) to refurbish old worn out chairs.  They addressed the needs of the women to have comfortable and attractive furnishing in their common area, while training the women in a useful skill. 12 club members participated in two workshops.  […]

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Start-Up Sewing Business (USA)

The club had an established relationship with an orphanage in Mexico and a social worker in Guatemala. Both dreamed of helping women and girls learn the skill of sewing for sustained employment, but neither had the means to obtain the necessary start-up equipment.  Members learned about the estate of a business owner who stipulated in […]

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Glacytramujuas Cooking School (Brazil)

This project set out to address the lack of job opportunities available to marginalized women of the Campo Comprido district, who are susceptible to trafficking, drug use and unwanted pregnancy as a result of their poor economic situation. SI Curitiba Gloria created a semi-professional kitchen and classroom to train at-risk girls and women for employment. […]

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