Hear Women’s vision is one in which women and girls are equal partners in their communities
As articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we consider the key to effecting change is to advance women’s full and effective participation in decision making at all levels of political, economic and public life. Women can become key decision makers if they feel safe and are provided the knowledge, skills, and support to advocate for themselves.
Hear Women helps women through:
– Providing safe spaces for them to build relationships, discuss personal issues, and to develop self-confidence;
– Providing support, skills, and links to resources to develop their abilities to address mental health needs, improve their physical health, and advocate for themselves;
– Providing education and training to enable them to fully participate in the political process
How We Work:
User led programming. All Hear Women/GarGar Foundation services and projects have strong evidence of user needs and our users are active in all aspects of the development, decision making and design of services. To establish the need for our program, we have used the following methods
Continuous improvement through evaluation and user feedback. Information gathered from the evaluation and the monitoring of systems is the basis of evidence.
Focus Groups. Hear Women service users are regularly given the opportunity to feedback their needs both formally and informally.
Collaborative approach. Our approach is to form partnerships with local women lead groups in Africa and the UK to promote local ownership and long-term sustainable change that will shape national policies and create regional dialogues as well as international awareness and good practice.
Programs combating violence against women and girls. We campaign to end violence and harmful practices against women such as FGM . We provide psychological support and referrals and offer a professional training program to assist those affected by and at risk of Female Genital Mutilation/cutting and gender violence, in the UK and Africa.
Programs to address health and well -being. We help women to gain confidence in themselves by giving them the tools for self-development
Political participation, peace and security. We promote women’s political participation and advocacy in fragile countries in Africa by working with local governments and Diaspora communities and through our leadership training programs.