Equality Fund (formerly MATCH International Women’s Fund)
Community Solutions to Gender Barriers in Malawi
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Malawi | Amount: $24,009 | Funded in 2012/2013
Many menstrual girls in Malawi do not attend school 3 to 5 days a month because they lack sanitary products. Frequent/recurrent absence can lead to drop-out and perpetuate women’s economic and social disadvantage. MATCH, WUSC, and FAWEMA are finding Community Solutions to Gender Barriers in Malawi and supporting women’s groups within three districts to manufacture and distribute sanitary pads for school-age girls.
Supporting Econmic Empowerment of Plantation Women (SEEP-W)
Fund: Development Fund | Country: Sri Lanka | Amount: $22050 | Funded in 2013-14
Women living on or near Sri Lanka’s tea plantations are among the most disempowered and marginalized in the country. The program goal is to build the confidence and self-esteem of women through increased leadership training and financial literacy as means to increase their role within the home, within the workplace and within their community.