Dawwie is a National Girls Empowerment Initiative targeting thousands of girls and boys in schools, youth centers, cultural centers, universities, communities and more to provide them with access to different skills, knowledge, and services. Dawwie also provides them with a platform where they can express themselves. This platform is a catalyst of change, aiming to help local communities flourish and embrace the concept of equality.
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Dawwie is continuously growing and expanding its support for girls. This can be achieved by encouraging more and more partners to join from ministries, national organizations, civil society organizations, private sector entities, and individuals.
Dawwie started under the auspices of the National Council of Childhood and Motherhood in partnership with National Council for Women, Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology with the support of UNICEF and in coordination with UNFPA, ACDA and Plan International. .
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Education and family income
Each year of secondary education for girls increases their eventual earnings by up to 25%. This can lead to healthier and better educated children, due to women’s tendency to invest their income into their families.
Economy and Empowering girls
Empowering girls can accelerate economic growth. If young women were as economically enabled as young men, annual GDPs could grow up faster by 4.4%, alleviating global labor shortages.
Reading and child health
A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to live past age five.
Girl education and mortality
Every extra year added to girls’ education correlates to 5 ~ 10% reduction in their infant’s mortality.