A Broader View offers programs specifically focusing on the plight of young woman and destitute woman in poverty communities. The programs aim to help the women giving them support, guidance and life skill training. Volunteers work with grassroots woman’s group and teaching English; help to initiate income generating activities and to create sustainable solutions to the challenges the woman face on a day to day basis. You will assist with training woman in several life and income generating skills and to carry out research to find alternative solutions to fight poverty No specific requirements except willingness and enthusiasm to help women. The mission on this program is to help foster the growth of independent, self-sufficient, decision-making women, by encouraging self empowerment.
The women development center offers temporary residence, education and vocational training to young teenage mothers and their children. Most of these girls have suffered from forced child marriage, human trafficking, poverty, abuse, and a lack of education. The center works to provide support and training, including vocational skills, empowerment education and woman health talks. There is a nursery and primary school for the children living at this center.
Volunteers with professional credentials, as well as currently enrolled in medical and nursing school students are welcome at this hospital which specializes in natal care. The hospital is located in Moshi and approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the volunteer accommodations.
Volunteer with this program to help improve the lives of Costa Rican women. Over the years many advances have been made in Costa Rica, but many women still suffer from lack of education, discrimination and even subservience. Our volunteers are focused in project mainly in the Central Valley near San Jose. Volunteers will work side by side the local staff to offer training, support and advice to local women.
The day to day activities of a volunteer will vary depending on the needs of the organization as well as the specific interests and skills of the volunteer. The volunteer work will focus on education, self-esteem building, and vocational training tools to improve themselves and their family's economic and social conditions. The main goal is leading these women out of poverty.
Volunteer at a Mother-Child Center. This shelter is a government institution for young mothers and their children. This shelter is home to 60 mothers, girls and young children. The teenage mothers and their young infants can stay here, as well as teenage girls who have suffered from sexual abuse. The girls and mothers are all under 18 years old, and the children are aged approximately 0 to 5 years old. There is a lot of emphasis on psychology, as well as learning how to be a mother.
Volunteer in a center set up to provide opportunities for girls, children, and adult women of low income for basic studies, technical, artistic and cultural, to access the formal and informal education. All teaching of the Cultural Center has the overall objective of facilitating economic independence, individual dignity and the discovery of one's own abilities and classmates.
Many pregnant young woman find themselves on the streets, with no assistance or medical help. The Young Mothers Home was established to help young homeless girls and their babies. Currently about 20 girls and their babies live on campus. This is a safe haven where they receive medical, educational and socio support before, during and after their pregnancy. The center is open 24 hours in case of emergency arrivals
This program is a great choice for students and graduates looking for international experience in the area woman’s rights, social work and rehabiliton. Whether you are a student considering a career in these fields, this program will add meaningful experience to your resume and give you an insight into human rights awareness practices in a developing country.
In this program you will provide mental and emotional support for women in prisons through motivation, and other forms of organized activities. Volunteer abroad who sign up for volunteer work with imprisoned women will assist in teaching them to read and write; teaching English, aerobics, arts and crafts and teaching other special life skills
This institution has over 120 women prisoners, many of whom have young children and babies living with them. Volunteers will engage the woman in conversations, teaching English lessons, and help with vocational training. Most prisoners make some handicrafts and weaving (which are sold in the prison or outside) in order to gain some money to support their family outside. Volunteers should share the vision which the human rights of prisoners are respected, prisoners are treated in a humane and compassionate manner and their time in detention is used to prepare them for life outside of prison.
This is a rewarding program, however this can be an emotionally and psychologically challenging. Proficient Spanish is required. Woman volunteers only.
NEPAL is a Patriarchal society where men go to work and women stay at home tending the home and children. Slight trend changes are happening in parts of Kathmandu, however it still remains the same in the villages. As few Nepali women enter skilled work and leadership in the private and public sectors, it remains difficult for women to find opportunities. Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families. There are many issues that Nepalese women face due to illiteracy and dependency into their husband income for even small things.
Domestic abuse in Nepal is rampant. The leading cause of death among women of childbearing age is suicide. Widows are tossed out and branded as witches. Victims of the sex trade are shunned by families. These women have nowhere to go. They are skilled farmers, they can support themselves and feed their children if they have a little land. Our farm cooperative will provide them with shelter and place to grow food. That's the essential needs, without which they will stay trapped in abuse.
Quality of life is significantly lower for women around the world. They are discriminated against and judged based on the body with which they were born. Gender inequality is a major problem in India. Most woman and young girls are treated less than second class citizens and 40% are illiterate. By teaching English and other self-reliance skills to woman, society in general with improve (albeit slowly!) Education for girls will not only further gender equality but lead to higher economic opportunity and productivity, reduced child mortality, improved family nutrition and health, and fewer cases of HIV and AIDS.
There is a large number of cases of teen pregnancy recorded in lower socio-cultural levels. Nevertheless, this is a problem that affects all the social levels in Cartagena and the rest of Colombia. For families with a good economic situation, an unexpected pregnancy doesn’t change transcendentally their life; the child will continue to study, the babysitter will have some work to do and the parents will continue to work and support a family with baby on board. Unfortunately, this is not the fate of most pregnant teenagers in our country. Many of them have no other choice but to accept a possible family abuse, get married if they can or start to be exploited for cheap labour. Additionally, the psychological and social impact that the mom and the baby can suffer in such a difficult situation can be more than they can stand.
It is important to note that physically teenage mothers face more health risks than women who have their children after their twenties.
Volunteer is a rural town on Leyte in a woman's shelter. Here you can help promote female empowerment to some of the most disadvantaged and abused women in Filipino society. Issues such as domestic abuse, trafficking and abandonment can leave many women in the Philippines feeling isolated and despondent. Many situations are not brought to the attention of authorities; however, the women in the shelter were referred to the court and placed in the program for their safety and to receive rehabilitative services. Volunteers will assist the shelter’s social services staff to help the client develop a support system, strengthen problem-solving and coping skills, and develop livelihood skills. Things like jewelry making skills, or something to drawn an income are needed. Teaching money management, or employment skills may be needed.
A Broader View Volunteer (ABV) allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.
WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?
Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.
Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.