Many Togolese families rely on women to care for them and to provide basic necessities for survival. As Togolese women receive education and are recognized with a higher legal status, they provide their households with superior nutrition, stronger food security and increased access to health care. Despite the crucial investments women make in their families and the contributions they make to their communities, Togolese women constitute less than 15% of the country’s landholders, and they face disproportionate challenges ranging from sexual exploitation to illiteracy and disease. Regrettably, women suffer silently in the background.
But Miade knows the important role women play in reviving economies, and it knows women can be leaders. Miade is collaborating with its partners and with communities to provide leadership opportunities that encourage women to participate in stakeholder committees through highly ranking leadership coaching, literacy training, business training, organizational mobilization and market access, enabling women entrepreneurs to sell their goods in the global community