Women play a very important role in our lives. Women are mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters. All are important parts of everyone’s life. Therefore Empowering women is important for a better today and prosperous tomorrow and for that, you need Women Empowerment. Do you agree with these lines? Are you a non-governmental organization? Are you looking for assistance in your proposal supporting women empowerment? Want to read detailed information?
Here we have this sample proposal ‘Promotion of Income Generating Activities for Women Empowerment’ as an answer of your questions. This proposal’s objective is to increase household income, reduce malnutrition in children and improve living conditions in rural and isolated communities, cut off from their sources of employment and social services, through the empowerment of women as wage-earners and the creation of jobs. The project will also help in to provide women with vocational training in tailoring and dairy-farming and managerial and technical capacity building and provide women with basic equipment to start a job and support them to become organized in community-based working units to effectively manage and run their businesses.
INTRODUCTION OF THE PROJECT
Women’s economic participation and empowerment are fundamental to strengthening women’s rights and enabling them to have control over their lives and exert influence in society. The economic empowerment of women is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Gender equality and empowered women are catalysts for multiplying development efforts. Vocational training programme is introduced to enhance livelihood opportunities of women who are at a disadvantageous position and have scant exposure to technical skills and knowledge. In most sectors of Palestinian society, women are marginalized and excluded. In government, women hold less than 5 percent of all legislative and diplomatic posts. Men participate in the workforce at four times the rate of women; illiteracy is four times higher among women than men.
OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT
To increase household income, reduce malnutrition in children and improve living conditions in rural and isolated Palestinian communities, cut off from their sources of employment and social services, through the empowerment of women as wage-earners and the creation of jobs.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
- To provide women with vocational training in tailoring and dairy-farming and managerial and technical capacity building to enable them to run a business;
- To provide women with basic equipment to start a job and support them to become organized in community-based working units to effectively manage and run their businesses;
- To establish women’s associations in tailoring and dairy-farming to represent women’s interests, provide them with technical, administrative and logistical support and promote their products in the formal market.
ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT
Activity one: Detailed Planning and Launching of Operation Activities
- Setting up the administrative mechanism
- Presentation of the operation to targeted communities
A series of meetings with direct and indirect beneficiaries were conducted at community level. At the very beginning of the project – preparation stage- organisation hired very experienced staff to carry out field visits and meet with direct and indirect beneficiaries in the field. The Project Manager, together with other organisation staff, conducted meetings with local councils, community-based organizations, women’s centres, community leaders, and women activists. The field meetings with beneficiaries were designed so as to survey and target each village in the cluster in order to present the idea of the project and involve local communities in the process of selecting participants according to the criteria identified in the project. During such meetings, beneficiaries were offered complete information about the project’s goals and objective. Moreover, such meetings strengthened the cooperation with governmental bodies like the Ministry of Local Authorities, which later sent a letter of support to organisation indicating its appreciation of the project’s contribution to poverty reduction and the generation of income for needy families.
Establishment of a Team of Trainers
The Organisation contracted 8 trainers (5 trainers in the Jenin area, and 3 trainers for the Ramallah area). Negotiations with the trainers initially took place over telephone addressing the training subjects, the duration of the training and the terms of reference that were earlier sent out to them. Taking into consideration that a few number of professional trainers were available for this kind of training, the 8 trainers were contracted. Dairy trainers were contracted per training hour (xx US$ per hour), while tailoring trainers were contracted per training course (xxx US$ per course with the exception of the expert who was paid xxx US$ per training due to his experience, duties of training and supervising).
Activity Two: Preparation of training curricular & manuals
Activity Three: Training courses
- Vocational training Courses in tailoring and dairy-farming
According to the realized plan of action, activity 3 “Training courses preparation” concluded at the end of March instead of February as originally scheduled in the proposal.
According to “Training courses implementation”:
The implementation was initially scheduled in the proposal. The delay was due to furnishing and preparation works required for the training centres, as well as a procurement procedures for the supply of the sewing machines.
The implementation was originally scheduled in the proposal.
During the interim report period, 38 training courses were carried out: 20 dairy training courses in the Ramallah area (7 training courses per cluster – except for xxx which run 6 training courses), and 18 tailoring training courses in Jenin (6 training courses per cluster), total number of training days 793, total number of training hours 3355, number of participants 724. Generally speaking, the training courses in both regions were run in parallel, although the dairy training started one month earlier due to the delay of fixing the sewing machines.