The Women’s Rights Education Program is a six-month legal literacy and empowerment course that educates women on asserting and protecting their rights. Through the program women receive training on issues that affect many of them, including domestic violence, sexual and reproductive rights, and property rights and inheritance. The program provides skill-building workshops, focusing on leadership, decision-making, and communication skills. By increasing women’s legal literacy and building their leadership capacity, WJI provides participants with the tools to better protect their rights and improve their lives.
“All my life I have felt pain and suffering, but through WJI, I started to feel better because I was able to speak with others about my problems. For the first time I understood that I had rights. I learned that I have value.” Teresa, Women’s Rights Education Program Participant