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The loss of income to families due to the 2001 economic crisis required women to support family income and take an increasing leadership role in society. This cultural shift ignited many gender equity movements that are quickly growing throughout the country.
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FSD joins efforts with several grassroots organizations in the La Plata region to support local programs and initiatives that:
- Offer trainings and workshops to marginalized women so that they may successfully integrate into the working community and find steady employment.
- Teach handicraft skills to unemployed women for the production of popular goods sold in local markets.
- Supply breadmaking training to the directors and cooks of local shelters, as well as to local unemployed women who in turn receive government aid for their community service. Pizzas, desserts, and jams are made to sell at local markets and to feed participant families.
- Train mothers with appropriate child raising techniques along with how to address the legal conflicts frequently encountered by their children.
- Offer legal counsel and emotional support for women suffering from intra-familial abuse and mistreatment.
- Teach mothers sewing classes as marketable trade. This cooperative, formed by FSD, produces towels, curtains, aprons, and other goods for sale to the general public while supplying mothers with clothes for their families.
- Implement workshops to educate vulnerable adolescents and women about violence prevention.
Read more about Gender Equity programs and opportunities initiated by our Community Partners in Argentina.
For a description of the opportunities available in each development subject addressed by FSD in Argentina, click on the links below:
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