Our successful 2015 Grants projects were chosen by giving circle members who each donated $1,200 to a collective grant fund to support women and girls.
“From improving the professional skills of Aboriginal women, to assisting female police officers in Cambodia to protect child crime victims, to educating young Cambodian women in science and maths – our members are helping make long-term change in the lives of women and communities.”
The project will train 10 Aboriginal women from remote communities across the Fitzroy Valley to become community researchers, exploring long-term intervention for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Each woman will be supported to complete a Certificate II in Community Health Research and will have access to valuable work experience for future careers in research.
Global Development Group receive two grants of $40,000 and $20,500 on behalf of their international partners: Cambodian Children’s Fund and Classroom of Hope..
Cambodian Children’s Fund trains Cambodian female police officers in the Child Protection Unit.
24 female police officers will receive specialist training for interviewing child victims of serious crimes, assisting in the expedient arrest of offenders.
Each will learn how to obtain important facts and evidence from interviews, and importantly reduce the number of times children must recount crimes to local authorities.
With local partner Kampuchean Action for Primary Education, this project empowers 10 young vulnerable women to undertake Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) studies in 2-year tertiary-vocational degrees.
Personal development training and career counseling will also be provided to ensure high employment rates upon graduation.
100 Women members take pride in being catalyst for positive change in the lives of women and girls everywhere.
For more information on each project, or to become a member, visit 100women.com.au.