Many minority women are first generation immigrants; they arrive with little information about living abroad and even less about where to find information about local services, employment, child care, and domestic violence. We support women by addressing these needs.
BME Concern Community Cohesion initiative is aimed at encouraging integration between cultures. We educated peoples of all ethnicities by encouraging participation in projects that celebrate African culture and norms.
In an African village, hard-working women struggle to take care of their families on an income of less than $1/day. The Village Enterprise program provides resources for these women to start their own enterprises and help provide for their family.
In many African countries, culturally women and girls are expected to be submissive and are therefore unable to take personal responsibility for their own protection as men dominate sexual relationships. This causes a major problem in the fight against AIDS and HIV.
For most African women and children, education is perceived to be the only way out of poverty. If a child can do well and get a good education, he/she would be able to get good employment and be able to look after his/her family and extended family.
Nearly a billion people suffer from hunger in the world today. This risk results in 3.5 million child deaths every year. 1 in 10 children in Africa die before their first birthday. 1 in 10 suffer from chronic malnutrition, and for more than 1 in 5, growth is stunted by malnutrition.