CAWRI implements small entrepreneurial projects in communities in the developing world designed to generate supplemental income for women. These projects teach women to create lucrative businesses to benefit themselves. Learning to invest in and develop green energy, sell handicraft, tend to livestock, and teach communities can be attainable skills for women in the developing world without taking them away from their responsibilities at home. With additional resources from these kinds of projects, more families will have the means to send their daughters to school, and other women in the community can be employed as the projects grow. These projects provide women with reliable sources of income to spend on nutritious food for their children, health care for their families, and other fundamental needs. As the number of women’s businesses increases, we have an opportunity to help end the cycle of poverty and abuse that plagues women and their families.
Child Advocacy & Women’s Rights International is currently working with rural tribes in Balochistan to develop economic projects that will provide Balochi women with their own reliable income. With additional income families have the means to send their daughters to school and provide their children with adequate health care. As the number of female-run businesses increases, there exists an opportunity to end the cycle of poverty and gender discrimination that exists in tribal-nomadic societies.
Our project in rural Balochistan aims to alleviate the social stigma associated with women earning an income. CAWRI wants to mobilize communities and promote the acknowledgment of girls’ and women’s roles in the social, economic and cultural development of the community. The women of Balochistan produce unique traditional artwork and other goods that we wish to assist them in selling both locally and internationally. These basic entrepreneurial concepts teach women how to manage money and become financially self-sufficient. In turn, this project will contribute to the advocacy of the Balochi women, promotion of their rights, and the reduction of poverty
and gender discrimination.