We advocate for ending violence against women and children, financial inclusion, and transformative, sustainable and inclusive governance with special attention to women’s leadership in communities deeply rooted in patriarchal structures. These interventions seek to achieve mind-set and behavioural change, as well as support communities to review their constitutions from a gender friendly perspective.
In pursuance of the principles of gender equality and rights, DDF aims at promoting inclusive governance, empowering women to participate in political/leadership decision making processes; strengthen their capacity to defend their human rights; and increase their economic capacity to contribute effectively to their family’s socio-economic needs.
Special attention is given to promoting and implementing a zero tolerance policy to sexual violence and other gender-based abuses, especially those rooted in obnoxious cultural traditions; and multiple challenges faced by ageing women.
Workshops are also held in schools and communities with psychologists and training experts targeting at young girls to teach them about Sex Education, domestic violence, abusive relationships, and self-esteem WHEN they are YOUNG; and better prepare them for the life-long challenges, opportunities and responsibilities ahead.
To empower women economically, Dewdrop Foundation embarks on vocational training and skills acquisition programmes, establishment of microcredit schemes, establishment of small businesses for women as well as leadership retreats at Songhai Farm, Porto-Novo, Benin Republic.
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Our activities in this regard are as follows; (a) preventing trafficking in persons in partnership with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP); (b) providing protection services in partnership with relevant agencies & NGOs (b) organization of workshops on Modern-Day Slavery (with special focus on Female Domestic Servants).
We promote ‘inclusive’, transformative and sustainable leadership through sensitization and reviewing community constitutions from a gender perspective. We also carry out workshops on Inclusive (women’s participation) community governance.
Dewdrop Foundation empowers the largest population of unskilled, unemployed and underemployed poor women and widows through grass-root awareness programs for political inclusion and economic empowerment, skills development/capacity building, advocacy and entrepreneurship training to ensure self-reliance and lifelong career opportunities.
In our globalized world, trafficking in human beings, especially women and children has increased in both magnitude and in reach, becoming a major human rights concern. At Dewdrop Foundation we create awareness at grass-root level targeted at groups that are vulnerable to trafficking. We also empower them through our skills development/capacity building programs to be self-reliant.
(especially the Girl-child & School Dropouts): Drop out from school is a global phenomenon. In Nigeria, people dropout from school for various reasons like early marriage, pregnancy, religious factors, socio-economic factors, school related factors and ill health. Dewdrop Foundation intervention in this area includes; sensitization programs as well as skills development in Childcare, Adult-care, Domestic Assistant, Housekeeping and Hospitality Management.