Project “She can, she will: With skills to economic independence”

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Ongoing Projects
About This Project

The project “She can, she will: With skills to economic independence” will empower young women with different ethnic background to be economically independent and will give them useful skills for easier enrolling on the job market.

Furthermore, one of the project goals is to raise awareness for gender equality and to popularize the topic among wider public audience through media products produced by Macedonian journalist and published on Macedonian online media and national TV stations.

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Activities:

  • Organizing three professional trainings on the topic “New fashion trends in hairstyles” for total of 40 students in the third grade of the hairdressing program from the schools “Shaip Jusuf” and “Dimitar Vlahov”;
  • Workshops for using social media for promoting small business;
  • Workshops for gender equality that will include the topics: Gender-based violence in different countries, How can we teach boys and girls that they have equal rights? Major challenges women face at the workplace, Role of schools in teaching children behaviors considered appropriate for their sex;
  • Organizing two youth actions to raise the importance of gender equality in each high school;
  • Creating 3 media products on the topic of gender equality;
  • Organizing free hairdressing services for marginalized women, elderly women, sick woman etc. Total 20 students from all grades of the hairdressing program from the “Shaip Jusuf” high school will give free hair dressing services in the municipality Shuto Orizari;
  • Organizing two visits in nursing home by students from “Dimitar Vlahov” high school. Total 20 students from all grades of the hairdressing program will give free hair dressing services to elderly people/women accommodated in nursing home, in occasion of same national holiday.

 

Donor: Weltgebetstag der Frauen, German Committee

 

Target group:

– Around 240 students from the high schools “Shaip Jusuf” and “Dimitar Vlahov”, aged 15, 16 and 17 years, 60 percent female and 40 percent male. Most of them coming from marginalized groups like Roma, and families in need.

-10.000 people from the wider public

 

Duration: January 2021-June 2022