Gender & Children’s Rights
Nkumu Fed Fed principles are based on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). We use these bills to bring human rights to the top of the national agenda and collaborate with national governments to promote and protect marginalized groups and vulnerable populations. We find and invest in grassroots initiatives that enable women and children in local communities to thrive. We also do our best to campaign for women and children’s rights and promote the use of the law as a powerful advocacy tool. We work in partnership with international, regional and national coalitions, governments and law enforcement on programs that promote the social and economic wellbeing of women and children in underserved populations.
We believe that every child has the right to education. However, many children are excluded from education due to the high costs of education, language and cultural barriers, geographical remoteness, and/or special needs. We envision that all children will have access to quality education within an equitable system that respects children’s rights, especially those of girls, so that they can live with dignity. In keeping with this spirit, our education initiatives focus on awarding scholarship to girls, constructing and renovating schools in enclaved communities and providing school supplies to disadvantaged children.
In the rural communities in Bali, children die every year from easily preventable diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria. Women frequently die from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications, while others suffer debilitating consequences as a result of pregnancy. Nkumu Fed Fed addresses these challenges by facilitating access to quality health care and establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in underprivileged communities. In the process, Nkumu Fed Fed achieves the overarching goals of bringing the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and serving as an antidote to despair.
Nkumu Fed Fed seeks to strengthen the ability of local communities to access sufficient food and income, and to have more control over how and when they access these essential lifelines.
To help families build their assets, Nkumu Fed Fed has established micro finance credit schemes to support income generating activities for young people and women’s groups. We also recognize the important roles played by small farmers in the economic livelihoods of their communities and provide support for them to learn new sustainable agricultural production techniques and diversify crop production to increase incomes. Some of our secure livelihood initiatives have included working with agencies, institutions, and networks to support local communities. We have also collaborated with agricultural councils, regulatory bodies, training institutions, and local non-governmental organizations that represent and advocate on behalf of small-scale producers.