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Women & the Environment

Action programme

for Women & the Environment

SUPPORTED BY RAJA-DANIÈLE MARCOVICI FOUNDATION

With Rajapack, eco-friendly packaging
is also a statement of our commitment!

The campaign continues with 6 NEW projects!

fournisseurs

In partnership with its suppliers the RAJA group has selected a range of eco-friendly products for this Action Programme.

fondation

Until 28th February 2019 every time you buy a pack of these products, £1 is automatically donated to the RAJA-Danièle Marcovici Foundation.

femmes

The Foundation has selected 6 projects for the "Women & the Environment" Action Programme. Funds collected will be donated to the charities concerned in March 2019.

£1 per pack is donated to our charity when you buy these products

Your donations will help these projects

Gret

PROJECT #1 : Research and Technological Exchange Group (GRET)

An international NGO, GRET has been supporting sustainable development projects for over 40 years in France and in 27 countries.

In Dagana, Senegal, food insecurity affects 55% of households and is predominantly dependent on livestock. GRET carried out its first project (in 2012-2015) to support dairy farmers with the development of milk produce. Women have also been recruited to support traditional male farmers in the production and the sale of milk, and also to develop other economic activities including agriculture, poultry farming and cereal processing.

One-to-ones and group sessions will be set up to educate 500 women for literacy classes, public speaking skills and support, for the creation of economic activities, such as production techniques, better welding management procedures and financial services. This will help women to gain autonomy and their role within the household, village and community can be further recognised.

Gret

Research and Technological Exchange Group (GRET), supports women breeders who are developing the milk industry through with the training of farm management, accessing microcredit and strengthening their role within local agricultural structures.

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Goals

  • 20 economic initiatives developed involving 500 women
  • 160 literate people, 85% of whom are women
  • 1 mini-dairy plant created

Métamorphose

PROJECT #2 : Métamorphose

Founded in 2017, Métamorphose works throughout France to bring together different organisations whose purpose is to support, train and integrate vulnerable people.

The association uses the medium of up-cycling to help reintegration, the production and marketing of unwanted and used materials initially intended to be thrown away and producing them into new items.

The association is combining the problems of used materials and their treatment processes and facilitating women's access back to employment to improve their financial security. The Métamorphose association has created a network of training structures targeting women in particular to develop a business of manufacturing leather goods such as bags and wallets, from materials recovered locally from companies and local authorities in different regions of France.

The association allows the development of varied activities within the different structures, by creating departments with different aims, and by merging certain actions; setting up training plans, developing a commercial approach and common communication processes. The project will contribute to the growth of the circular economy while promoting the professional integration of 53 women in vulnerable situations. 

Métamorphose

Supporting the network creation of integration projects for previously unemployed women, based around recycling the waste from packaging companies into fashion accessories.

Goals

  • 53 vulnerable women will be supported

Migration & Development

PROJECT #3 : Migration & Development

Migration & Development has been working in Morocco since 1986 on several socio-economic development projects such as working to develop a sustainable agriculture.

In the Souss Massa region of Morocco, the population bears the full brunt of the effects of climate change with the loss of biodiversity, soil impoverishment and lack of water. This is accentuated by unsuitable human practices with the overexploitation of resources and poor agriculture techniques.

As women are the main workers in agricultural production, Migration & Development launched a project in 2016 aimed at training women farmers in agroecology and the management of seed banks. In 2018-2019, the association continues its support by strengthening the skills of 55 women through training in farm management and marketing. They will be able to improve their independence and living conditions while contributing to the protection of the environment and the food security of their communities and region.

Migration & Development

Supporting women's groups practicing agroecology in farm management and the marketing of their products.

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Goals

  • 55 women farmers trained in farm management
  • 1 seed bank created
  • 24,000 inhabitants of 3 villages sensitised to agroecology

Entrepreneurs of the World

PROJECT #4 : Entrepreneurs of the World

Entrepreneurs of the World has been supporting the most vulnerable people for 20 years in the development of activities that will provide an income with a high social, health and ecological impact.

In Haiti, most traditional cooking stoves are inefficient. They not only consume a lot of wood and emit fumes harmful to the environment, they also affect health of users which are mainly women. However, less than 62% of the population has access to electricity and street restorers are particularly affected by this fuel poverty.

Faced with this problem, Entrepreneurs of the World initiated the project "Energy palms" to make clean cooking equipment accessible to 100 street restorers with the use of LPG gas hobs. This scheme fuels their business and is adapted to providing targeted financial solutions; microcredit schemes taking into account individual income models, and to provide training in the management of cooking techniques and income security. The aim of this project is to strengthen the economic power of affected women.

Entrepreneurs of the World

Promoting access to microcredit to provide workers with the means to purchase and maintain cooking stoves that allow them to develop their trade.

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Goals

  • 100 women street restorers benefiting from economical cooking equipment
  • 1 network of 140 resellers created

SOL

PROJECT #5 : SOL

Since 1980, SOL has been developing programs to promote the use of local resources, directing its actions towards the poorest populations in rural areas that affect children, socially marginalised women and indigenous groups.

In the Uttarakhand state, India, a mountainous area particularly affected by climate change, agricultural work is the livelihood of the vast majority of the population. All its activities are unprofitable and women who have day-to-day knowledge of agricultural work, are entrusted with tasks of limited responsibility. Since 2016, SOL and its local partner Navdanya launched a project to promote the role of women through the development of sustainable agriculture.

The following activities are being implemented, training of 184 women farmers in agroecology, exchange of good practices between 15 Indian and French farmers and training of 40 seed wardens that will strengthen seed banks and raising awareness of the general public towards climate change with agro-ecological lectures. The aim is to enable Indian women farmers to improve their food control and economic independence while preserving the biodiversity of the area.

SOL

Promoting the transition towards sustainable agriculture by training women living in isolated areas in agroecology and in seed production.

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Goals

  • 184 women farmers trained in agro-ecological practices
  • 40 seed wardens trained in the conservation and reproduction of old seeds
  • 10 seed packages distributed to farmers

FNAB

PROJECT #6 : National Federation of Organic Agriculture (FNAB)

Since 1978, the National Federation of Organic Agriculture, comprises of agrobiologists throughout the regions of France.

The FNAB It has three key areas, professional organisation, structural development and citizen movement.

In rural France, women producers are struggling to make their voices heard, and the FNAB wants to bring the voice of these organic farmers and improve the life of women workers. The FNAB wants to create a "gender equality guide for women" that will provide legal advice, social security, training and maternity information, for women farmers. It also wants to set up training to provide guidance and information for future trainers on gender equality in the agricultural professional field, on both a higher organisational management level to workers on the farm.

To enable this to be an effective long term measure, these actions will be carried out in partnership with official parties which will help to sensitise the gender equality views and practices between women and men in this professional environment, working with agricultural public groups, such as professional organisations, trade unions, agricultural education and agricultural networks, with the gender equality between women and men in this professional environment.

FNAB

Promoting the work of women in biological agriculture by providing training on gender equality in a professional agricultural environment and introducing a work process for women farmers.

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Goals

  • 1 official guide for women farmers created and distributed
  • 1 training module on gender equality in a developed agricultural professional environment
  • 4 gender equality sessions (educating the trainers)