Food Sovereignty, Women’s Empowerment, and Youth Participation

SHARE currently supports one project in CRIPDES Sur La Libertad, encompassing three of SHARE’s core values – women’s empowerment, environmental justice, and leadership development.

Project Name: Food Sovereignty, Women’s Empowerment, and Youth Participation

SHARE staff meets with the women of Cripdes Sur to check on their progress.

SHARE staff meets with the women of Cripdes Sur to check on their progress.

The goal of this project is to contribute to the development of rural women and youth in three communities in the department of La Libertad through the development of 40 small vegetable gardens, so that women in these communities can improve theirs and their families’ nutrition, and earn a small income by selling surplus vegetables from their gardens.They will learn how to manage home vegetable gardens through trainings with women who have participated in previous SHARE-CRIPDES Sur Women’s Empowerment projects.  They will receive technical training in garden management and other relevant themes, as well as starter seeds, seedlings, and agricultural supplies to begin their own family gardens.

CRIPDES Sur will also work with the women’s organizations of the two communities to encourage and build organizing skills so that women can advocate for their rights and improved public policy.

Project elements:IMG_3956

  • Improve nutrition and technical knowledge with theoretical and practical workshops for women, youth, and their families, leading to the establishment of 40 vegetable gardens and active participation of women in cultivating vegetables.
  • Strengthen women’s organizations in the communities, and their active participation in community assemblies and training workshops on women’s rights, including themes such as women’s organizing, solidarity economy, and commercialization.

Thanks to Grassroots Partner St. Thomas More Newman Center for their ongoing support that makes this project possible!

More about SHARE’s partnership with CRIPDES Sur:
SHARE-CRIPDES SUR Rural Women’s Empowerment Project Final Report 2014
SHARE-CRIPDES Sur 2015 Project Recommendation

 

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