The organization Plan Internacional Brasil, in conjunction with Fundación MAPFRE, has rolled out its “Escuela de liderazgo para niñas” project, with the goal of empowering 60 young people between 14 and 18 years old who are also living in vulnerable situations, in the Sao Paulo (Brazil) region.
The goal of this project is to empower young girls by helping prevent gender-based violence and through activities which teach them to develop their skills and learn about their rights, as well as through promoting their active citizenship as agents of change.
Educating these young girls and teenagers will comprise three different sections:
- Developing their skills and their full potential and independence.
- Strengthening their knowledge of their rights in order for them to become a force for change.
- Encouraging civic engagement with actions that have a political impact in order for the girls themselves to promote exercising their rights in life, free from gender-based violence, abuse and inequality, within their schools and communities.
Plan International Brasil began back in 1937 and is currently operating in 69 countries. Their work consists of improving the lives of children and their communities over the long-term. More than 1.5 million children worldwide have received the help of this NGO.