Climate-induced Drought and Women’s Migration in Niger
The Philip Stoddard and Adele Smith Brown Foundation
This project supports women and girls impacted by climate-induced drought and migration in 5 villages of Filinguë district, Niger. The project improves the socio-economic wellbeing of women and girls through income-generating activities, agricultural and life-skills training, and family planning services and counseling. The project also engages men and local leaders on the importance of men’s participation in family planning and supporting family and communities facing migration.
Engaged local leaders and men through advocacy campaigns to inform them about the risks associated with migration.
Formed women’s groups affected by migration in generating sustainable climate solutions.
Promoted income-generating activities to increase the social participation and economic empowerment of women.
Increased access to family planning commodities and counseling for women who migrate to urban areas for work.
Ensured clinics and community groups in urban areas were well equipped to protect and treat migrating adolescent girls and women against gender-based violence.
Strengthened the agricultural yields and techniques of small-scale to combat drought by using drought-resistant seed adapted to the Sahelian climate