The Girls' Empowerment Program
The Girls' Empowerment Program was established in March 2015 to identify young females in Armenia's orphanages who are at high risk for gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, unemployment, prostitution, and human trafficking. Through a rigorous virtual curriculum, the Program strives to improve the girls' social, health, and economic resources so that they can stay in school longer, avoid early marriage, delay sexual activity, and prevent unintended pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. The long-term goal of the Program is to empower a generation of young Armenian women to be leaders in their lives, schools, and communities. The Program is managed by SOAR-Boston and SOAR-Berlin.
The second session of the Girls' Empowerment Program with Vanadzor orphanage girls. (14 years and above) 6 girls in a group.
The training module has been developed by the SOAR Berlin Chapter Team and locally conducted by SOAR Vanadzor chapter member Ani Gabrielyan, who is a social worker by profession.