On International Women’s Day in 2017, Sukarya launched its “Educate, Protect and Empower Adolescent Girls” programme for adolescent girls living in slums. Its primary goal was to ignite positive change in young girls so they could embark on a journey of learning and leading by understanding implications of early child marriage, sexual abuse, gender-based violence and discrimination.
In the ongoing global health crisis, it has become critical to empower and engage our youth for the well-being of the society they live in. An inclusive future will determine their fate and ours. By 2030, it is estimated that it 1 in 4 people on the planet will live in a slum. As per the recent U.N. data, 68% of world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050.