CPD acknowledges the fact that poverty is ‘gendered’ because women and men experience poverty differently – and unequally – and become poor through different, though related, processes. Women, who are the caregivers and primary influencers of the next generation, are facing the greatest hardships. CPD aims at empowering women through dialogue, pro-active interventions and coalition building by developing linkages with local and international stakeholders. Most importantly, CPD supports locally women-own initiatives that unite women, fight poverty and end inequality.

CPD’s strategy on women empowerment is anchored on the philosophy that ending discrimination against women and girls and promoting gender equality are critical for poverty eradication. Every step to improve the lives and social standing of women has ripple effects on health care, education, and economic development throughout the poorer communities.

CPD provides multi-sectoral interventions towards the empowerment of girls and women and our belief is to achieve empowerment through enlightenment. Our women-centric interventions include: –

  • Shelter- Access to shelter offers immediate safety and protection for women and girls from physical harm. In the long term it also offers stability and the space needed for recovery.
  • Protection- CPD provides women and girls who are at risk, and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) with access to a holistic protection and empowerment model for recovery, resilience and re-integration
  • Livelihoods- We invest in women’s potential to rebuild their lives by equipping them with the skills and knowledge to search for and successfully apply for a range of jobs to ensure a stable, dignified income and support their integration.
  • Inspire girls and women to be the best they can be and aim for excellence through capacity building and mentoring 
  • Support the development of social and emotional skills including self-esteem, leadership and assertiveness in the women and girls we support. 
  • Support and advocate Girl-Child education
  • Support and encourage women’s participation in political and leadership spaces.