Empowerment of women and girls





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Colombia

Location: Santa Rosa de Cabal

Total Budget: $45,000

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Promote gender equality and the fight against violence against women and girls victims of the armed conflict through the empowerment of women in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal (Risaralda).

This intervention project aims to be a commitment to the social inclusion of girls and adolescents in a situation or at risk of social exclusion from empowerment, all from a gender perspective, since only from this perspective can the reason for violence and social and historical exclusion of women be truly understood.

The project revolves around the detection and prevention of situations of inequality and violence against women, in parallel a space will be created for the empowerment of these women, based on training processes on topics such as: equality, gender, violence, sexual and affective relationships, self-esteem, self-defense, empowerment seeking the development of socio-emotional competencies and skills that also allow them to improve the quality of life towards the economic sustainability, entrepreneurship and the possibility of generating income.

Santa Rosa de Cabal is one of the main recipients of displaced people in the Department of Risaralda. Given that in recent years in the Municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal there has been a very high number of displaced people in the reception of

the displaced population. The displaced population that arrives in this population is made up of women heads of household who are responsible for five or six children.

Number and Beneficiary Population: 300 (150 women and 150 girls).

The project has a collective action approach as a strategy that seeks to help groups of women displaced by violence to develop their capacities to identify their problems and opportunities and find their own solutions to improve their reality.

Creative thinking and innovative solutions are essential to achieve progress for women and girls and ensure project continuity. The Project also contemplates the economic empowerment of women and girls, an initiative to finance minor ventures and business ideas, also developing inter-institutional articulation strategies seeking an adequate insertion of women victims of gender violence and forced displacement, in the economic sector of the municipality of Santa Rosa de Cabal from the promotion of their enterprises to facilitate favorable conditions for the generation of


Phase I

Awareness-raising, Trafficking in Persons for the purpose of Forced Prostitution;

Recognition, Human Rights; Overcoming Pain; Resilience and psychological support.

Phase II

Empowerment; Organization and networking; Restoring Trust, Sexual and

Reproductive Rights, Gender and Equity; Previous empowerment towards collective


Phase III

Comprehensive Accompaniment of Entrepreneurship; Development of own skills and

competencies in the line of business; Key to Participation in Spaces.

Resources required: Logistics of the workshops, PSYCHOSOCIAL training cycle

and LINES OF BUSINESS, transportation, materials, professional fees.


Primary Host Partner

District: 4281

Rotary Club of: Santa Rosa de Cabal

Primary Contact: Manuela

Email: moreno1211@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 6330

Rotary Club of: Global Passport (6330)

Primary Contact: Hala jawad

Email: halajawadk@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $43,220
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Global Passport (6330) (6330)





Kingston (7040)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $500 DDF by Hala Jawad of the Rotary Club of Global Passport (6330), District 6330.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 with $500 DDF by Hala Jawad of the Rotary Club of Global Passport (6330), District 6330.


by Carol Cartier

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Carol Cartier of the Rotary Club of Kingston, District 7040.


by Chehab Elawar

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.

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