Women's Rights in Madagascar

In Madagascar in 2010, 32% of women thought men had the right to commit violence on their wife or partner.

In the political sphere of Madagascar, women only represent 4%.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Women’s Rights Education responds to a gender gap in Madagascar, where 24% of women are subject to violence, and many excluded from the social, economic and political spheres. The project is mainly targeted at 16 to 30 year olds, and aims at teaching the population about women’s rights through partnering with teachers to train women on their rights, and to sensitize women on gender issues, prevention of violence and their role in politics.

‘When he came home, I was scared he would yell at me again. I live far from my family, therefore I felt lonely, and had no one to talk to.

Trainings have encouraged my personal development, and I have gained confidence’

 

Timeline 

2012 - 2016

95% Complete

 

    THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Women's Rights Education in Madagascar contribute towards SDG 5 Gender Equality

 

Funding

This project is funded by the European Union's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO).