OUR IMPACT

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Women and girls’ empowerment

Vulnerable women and girls involved in Good Shepherd programs improved their self-esteem and confidence, and are beginning to take leadership roles in their communities and families.

6,079

adolescent girls and women engaged in projects supported by GSIF and the local MDOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, have improved their self-esteem compared to before the enrollment in the projects.

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women and girls are now involved in leadership positions within their communities, and are leading activities, such us organizing and carrying out community awareness campaigns or advocating for theirs and their children’s rights

4,322

women and girls are now involved in leadership positions within their communities, and are leading activities, such us organizing and carrying out community awareness campaigns or advocating for theirs and their children’s rights

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Community development & participation

Local communities supported by GSIF programs are more inclusive and capable of providing bottom-up social welfare services to its members, especially the most vulnerable.

This has been possible thanks to the creation and support of 61 community-based groups and committed fostering, community cohesion and ensuring the protection of the most vulnerable members of the community. 2,363 children, adolescent girls, women and men have participated actively in these groups, ranging from children’s parliaments, parents-school committes, committees to report abuses of girls and women and provide informal justice systems.

Two groups have also been formed to support peace-building initiatives, specifically in areas with refugees and migrants. In this context, particularly in Lebanon, Good Shepherd programs have organized summer camps for children including inter-cultural and inter-faith activities to promote peaceful cohabitation and respect of all cultures.

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Women and girls’ empowerment

Vulnerable women and girls involved in Good Shepherd programs improved their self-esteem and confidence, and are beginning to take leadership roles in their communities and families.

6,079 adolescent girls and women engaged in projects supported by GSIF and the local offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America, have improved their self-esteem compared to before the enrollment in the projects.

199 women and girls are now involved in leadership positions within their communities, and are leading activities, such us organizing and carrying out community awareness campaigns or advocating for theirs and their children’s rights.

4322 women and adolescent girls involved in life-skills and empowerment activities, reported to feel more capable of taking independent decisions about their lifes, especially regarding the finances of their families or migrating to another country to find better living conditions.

2,325 children, adolescent girls, women and men were able to access Good Shepherd educational and skills training services;

3,629 concluded skills trainings and/or adult literacy/ numeracy courses;

17,366 children, adolescent girls, women and men received healthcare through GS community services and were helped in accessing local public healthcare.

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Community development & participation

Local communities supported by GSIF programs are more inclusive and capable of providing bottom-up social welfare services to its members, especially the most vulnerable.

This has been possible thanks to the creation and support of 61 community-based groups and committed fostering, community cohesion and ensuring the protection of the most vulnerable members of the community. 2,363 children, adolescent girls, women and men have participated actively in these groups, ranging from children’s parliaments, parents-school committes, committees to report abuses of girls and women and provide informal justice systems.

Two groups have also been formed to support peace-building initiatives, specifically in areas with refugees and migrants. In this context, particularly in Lebanon, Good Shepherd programs have organized summer camps for children including inter-cultural and inter-faith activities to promote peaceful cohabitation and respect of all cultures.

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Human rights: safety, healthcare and education

Marginalized and discriminated people, such as those living in remote areas, undocumented migrants and refugees, involved in Good Shepherd programs were provided with access to basic rights, such as healthcare, education, identity cards and now feel safer and included within their communities.

1598 children, adolescent girls, women and men have been supported in getting civil registration (including birth certificates, health cards, etc.) in Thailand and DRC.

63 girls and women were rescued from human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Nepal, Bolivia, Paraguay, Kenya and integrated in psycho-social programs for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

4,736 adolescent girls and women victims of violence received protection including counseling, residential care, trauma management.

5,954 adolescent girls, women and men took part in awareness raising activities, trainings and workshops dedicated to preventing and mitigating risks related to domestic and social violence and abuses against children and women;

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Livelihood & Economic justice

In 2017, the projects supported by GSIF and the local offices helped a significantly higher number of people in finding new and decent jobs, improving family food security, compared to 2016.

3,504 women and adolescent girls have gained better employment status.

3,348 women, adolescent girls, and men have a higher level of income.

1,693 women and men involved in income generated activities promoted by Good Shepherd programs have improved their diet and their families have a better diet.

1,351 children (DRC, Kenya, and Thailand) have a better diet as part Good Shepherd nutritional supplement programs in DRC, Kenya, Thailand.

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Capacity and Organizational Development

While the majority of GSIF projects focus on direct support for the local communities, some GSIF initiatives in 2017 aimed at building the capacity and the organizational structure of our local partners, to secure effectiveness, efficiency and long-term sustainability of their programs.

In 2017 the GSIF team and the local offices facilitated and organized training sessions and workshops on Project Cycle Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Finance and Administration, Fundraising, Communication, Anti-Trafficking, and Theory of Change involving 223 Good Shepherd sisters and lay mission partners directly involved in their programs.

Women and girls’ empowerment

Vulnerable women and girls involved in Good Shepherd programs improved their self-esteem and confidence, and are beginning to take leadership roles in their communities and families.

6,079

adolescent girls and women engaged in projects supported by GSIF and the local MDOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, have improved their self-esteem compared to before the enrollment in the projects.

199

women and girls are now involved in leadership positions within their communities, and are leading activities, such us organizing and carrying out community awareness campaigns or advocating for theirs and their children’s rights

4,322

women and adolescent girls involved in life-skills and empowerment activities, reported to feel more capable of taking independent decisions about their lifes, especially regarding the finances of their families or migrating to another country to find better living conditions.

Community development & participation

Local communities supported by GSIF programs are more inclusive and capable of providing bottom-up social welfare services to its members, especially the most vulnerable.

This has been possible thanks to the creation and support of 61 community-based groups and committed fostering, community cohesion and ensuring the protection of the most vulnerable members of the community. 2,363 children, adolescent girls, women and men have participated actively in these groups, ranging from children’s parliaments, parents-school committes, committees to report abuses of girls and women and provide informal justice systems.

Two groups have also been formed to support peace-building initiatives, specifically in areas with refugees and migrants. In this context, particularly in Lebanon, Good Shepherd programs have organized summer camps for children including inter-cultural and inter-faith activities to promote peaceful cohabitation and respect of all cultures.

About

OUR HISTORY

We developed a Theory of Change to bring lasting and positive change in the lives of the people who suffer from poverty, violence, gender-based discrimination and other violations of human dignity and human rights.

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Objectives to promoting change

Our Impact

We developed and set up our Theory of Change that will contribute to bring lasting and positive change in the lives of the people who suffer from poverty, violence, gender-based discrimination and other violations of human dignity and human rights in countries where we work.

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Our Impact

We developed and set up our Theory of Change that will contribute to bring lasting and positive change in the lives of the people who suffer from poverty, violence, gender-based discrimination and other violations of human dignity and human rights in countries where we work.

Learn more about our Theory of Change >

Results 2017

In 2017, the range and quality of the services provided by Good Shepherd programs supported by GSIF, as well as the number of people involved and of local Mission Development Offices, increased.

2,3 ML

Raised Funds

32,863

People Involved

+30

Countries

Poverty eradication and access to resources

Elimination of abuses and discrimination

Protection of Rights

Anti-Human Trafficking

Child labour eradication

Migrants and Refugees

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How we made a difference

The Good Shepherd programs supported by the GSIF in 2017 contributed to uplift the human dignity of the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, through a person-centered approach to development, weaving a web of long-term relationships within their communities.

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Our Impact

The Good Shepherd projects supported by GSIF have involved more people in life changing programs and positively impact their lives.

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WOMEN AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

WOMEN AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION

CAPACITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CAPACITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN RIGHTS

HUMAN RIGHTS

EMERGENCY RELIEF

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Our Impact

The Good Shepherd projects supported by GSIF have involved more people in
life changing programs and positively impact their lives.

WOMEN AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

WOMEN AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

HUMAN RIGHTS

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

CAPACITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CAPACITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EMERGENCY RELIEF

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Our Impact

WOMEN AND GIRLS’ EMPOWERMENT

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PARTICIPATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

Safety, healtcare and education

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

CAPACITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EMERGENCY RELIEF

Our Approach

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  • WOMANS AND GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT

  • CHILD PROTECTION AND EDUCATION

  • HUMAN RIGHTS

  • LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Our Impact

2,3 ML

RAISED FUNDS

32,863

PEOPLE INVOLVED

+30

COUNTRIES

Our Model

WOMENS AND GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT

CHILD PROTECTION AND EDUCATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

EMERGENCY RELIEF

OUR IMPACT

Our Impact

2,3 ML

RAISED FUNDS

32,863

PEOPLE INVOLVED

+30

COUNTRIES

OUR MODEL

Our Model

OUR MISSION

WOMENS AND GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT

CHILD PROTECTION AND EDUCATION

HUMAN RIGHTS

LIVELIHOOD AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

EMERGENCY RELIEF

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