“Girls with a future”: You are starting a project to strengthen youth and young people from Buenos Aires
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UN Women Argentina and the Merck Family Foundation presented “Girl with a Future”a project to strengthen work integration Y instructive from teenagers Y teenagers in the party of Ezeiza. The initiative will be implemented together with the SES Foundation and has the support of Honorable Advisory Council and the Municipality of Ezeiza.
Despite advances in women’s participation in the productive sector Adolescents under 29 years of age are most affected unemploymentwith a view of a 13.9% twice as many as women aged 30 to 64, while male her own age face a 12.6% (INDEC, EPH Q2 2022).
Also loud ECLAC Y ILO based on EPHthe young woman (18 to 24 years) who they don’t study, they don’t even work paid You are not looking for a job twice as high as in men (21.7% vs. 10.4%). This difference underscores the negative impact what do they have unequal Distribution of household and care tasks in households upon access to the labor market.
In this context, the initiative “Girl with a future” with the aim of working for two years to stimulate the strengthen skills for life and professional projects of at least 300 youth and youth to promote their autonomy (physical, economic and in decision-making) and to expand their employment opportunities.
The proposal aims to: a intervention methodology on the axes of development, employability Y youth With gender perspectiveachieving tangible results in the target group of young women; and leaving installed social and institutional capital by establishing a network of public, private and civil society bodies and organizations that facilitate opportunities for the economic empowerment of young women.
Participated in the opening event at the Municipal Theater “Amigo Néstor” in Ezeiza Maria Sol Quibel, group leader note in Argentina; Veronica Barracat, Country Program Coordinator UN Women Argentina; Alexandra Solla, Director of the Foundation SES; Bethlehem Peretto, Director of the Third Region of Ministry of Women, Gender Policy and Sexual Diversity from the province Buenos Aires; Marita Perceval, Secretary for Equality and Diversity Policy Department of Women, Gender and Diversity of the Nation; Y sweet pomegranates, President of Honorable Advisory Council of Ezeiza.
“Girl with a future is a initiative that reflects that Commitment of the Merck Family Foundation by contributing Projects that impact educational progress and the well-being of communities where it operates We believe we can do it valuable and real contribution for women by Ezeiza to create an inclusive, just society with more opportunities. We are motivated and honored to be part of the first alliance that UN women in our country with a private sector company,” he said. Maria Sol Quibel, Director General of Merck Group in Argentina, In favor of Merck Family Foundation.
For his part Veronica Barracat, Country Program Coordinator UN Women Argentina, commented: “Young women are who are most affected by unemployment. That gender stereotypes and the unfair distribution of housework and care are obstacles to their empowerment economically. In this context, the project “Girl with a future” with the purpose of working for two years in strengthening life skills and professional projects of at least 300 youth and young people in order to promote their autonomy Y expand your options job placement”.
Corresponding Alexandra Solla, Executive Director of the SES Foundation, “’Girls with a future’ is for SES Foundation the opportunity to accompany young people and adolescents in a very important phase of life, the time until they graduate and think about the world of work, which is also a time when gender inequalities have a very concrete impact. For us it is essential build rooms where from multisectoral way we can take our share of the responsibility in guaranteeing the rights of these young women. For us, working together with States, the private sector, international organizations and civil society is the key to creating equality”.
in the same line, sweet pomegranates, President of the Volunteers Advisory Council of Ezeiza, said: “The project UN Women Argentina and the Foundation, endowment of family Merk gives us a tremendous opportunity to continue Building equity from a gender perspectivewhen generating Tool So that the young woman can find their way into the world of work. It is about strengthening a path that I have promoted in Ezeiza from a series of programs and projects that are making real changes in the lives of the women of our district and with which today, thanks to this collective work, a process of strengthening begins to keep an eye on, who the future is I am proud and grateful they chose Ezeiza to make it a reality.”
While Bethlehem PerettoDirector of the Third Region of Ministry of Women, Gender Policy and Sexual Diversity of Province of Buenos Airesassured that “in this way and through this type of initiative Feminisms are built and inequality gaps are reduced”, Marita Perceval, The Secretary for Equality and Diversity Policy at the Nation’s Department for Women, Gender and Diversity highlighted the achievements that have been made on rights but stressed that challenges remain. “They didn’t have an easy world, Hurry the time of equality. This project is not just for them to train, learn and get a decent job. No one is saved alone and we want to reach more women to achieve an economically and socially just Argentina,” she said.
Finally, the SES Foundation carried out a playful and interactive activity to explain what the “Girls with a future” workshops entail and invite attendees to participate in future editions. Currently a group of 120 young women participate in the initiative and new participants will be added in March 2023.