In the past decade, there has been progress in improving women’s and girls’ human development. Unfortunately, challenges remain. Girls’ and women’s access to education, healthcare and employment lags behind that of boys and men.
Women are still underrepresented in international governments, representing only 17 percent of national parliamentarians and only seven of the 150 elected Heads of State. Additionally, violence against women and girls continues to be a global problem, with high costs to both survivors and their communities.
The inclusion of women and girls in development is critical. They play key roles in food production, child health and nutrition, and improving livelihoods and education. Most importantly, deliberately including women and girls translates into helping them claim their basic human rights.
At Help Meet Shine, we also recognize that men and boys play key roles in sustainable solutions to the challenges outlined above. These roles come in many forms: partners, supporters and, most importantly, advocates for the integration of women’s and girls’ participation in their communities.
Through our programs, we engage in active dialogue on gender issues and build capacity to design and implement impactful, gender-sensitive programming. We believe that efforts to create secure, productive and just communities result in more lasting, transformational change when everyone is engaged.
Young people hold tremendous potential for the future, yet also face unique challenges
In the next 3 years, the number of mobile phone users will reach 2.9 billion — or 70 percent of the world’s population.
Access to clean water is at the center of many of our projects across the communities.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.
Our team are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment.