10 to 20%
this is the increase in income for women that comes together with each additional primary school year for girls. (1)
represents the year in which equality between men and women will be achieved, that is to say 202 years
in the waiting room - if nothing changes - to reach parity in the world of work. (4)
has a tremendous impact on human development,
contributes to the empowerment and ability of girls and women through education and training,
fights against the rights gap between girls and boys, men and women and breaks the circle of inequality and
defending it concerns ALL of us.
Education helps tackle early marriage and pregnancy, as well as violence against girls and women. Providing girls
and women with access to free and quality education makes it possible to change their future, particularly in the
economic sense; the future of their families and that of their countries.
underage girls are married every year (2). Yet, generalized secondary education could practically end
child marriage (and therefore early pregnancy) (3)
In the field
Increasing skills of women in China
In 2019, Aide et Action China launched a project with 2,000 vulnerable women who were able to pursue vocational training, enabling them to develop the necessary skills to improve their livelihoods.
In addition, among women and the general public the project raised awareness about the importance of managing both maternal and child health; it established social support networks for women, as well as access to psycho-social support both during motherhood and after the child’s birth.
In the field
Strengthening civil society in Guinea
To support civil society towards autonomy and strengthen development and peace in Guinea, for the past 12 years Aide et Action has been the leader of the Concerted Program for Strengthening the Capacity of Guinean Civil Society and Youth Organizations (PROJEG) *. 16,000 people were able to organize themselves to influence decisions of state authorities around fundamental topics (corruption, youth, mines, human rights...) PROJEG encouraged freedom of expression of youth and their active participation within Guinean society!
* PROJEG was carried out jointly by Aide et Action, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs