sdg 5 gender equality

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership


“In the workshops, I found some relief from the sorrow of losing my father, uncles, cousins and friends during the pandemic.”

women sit in front of a table with knitting on it. One holds a small boy.


Run by Madre Oliva Association, this program was a continuation of previous projects aimed at empowering women in the communities of Zaña and Nuevo Mocupe. Twice a week, the women received materials and instruction in making handicrafts that draw on local cultural traditions and every two months they attended workshops on topics such as self-esteem, gender equality and women’s rights. They sold their handicrafts in local and regional fairs.