Solidarity Student is a program of Louvain Coopération, the NGO of the UCLouvain. We offer UCLouvain students the opportunity to be part of a community of actors working for sustainable and responsible solidarity.
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The supported project of Louvain Coopération
Being a Solidarity Student means taking action in solidarity with the projects of your university's NGO. In fact, half of the funds collected are allocated to one of our projects in the South.
This year, we have decided to raise awareness about the social, economic and judicial situation of women in South America and more precisely in Bolivia, considered a few years ago as the worst country in terms of violence against women in the subcontinent.
Our project has an economic component focused on the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and a health component with an emphasis on the fight against gender-based violence.
Therefore, with its local partners, Louvain Coopération:
- Trains support groups for victims of domestic violence.
- Ensures the social reintegration of these women by enabling them to develop small economic activities.
- Establishes a network of motivated young people and trains them so that they can raise awareness about the issue of gender-based violence as widely as possible.
Maria, 17 years old, is a student at the High School of Tarija. She participated in several seminars organized by Louvain Coopération and its partners in 2020.
“The trainings helped me to grow, to know myself better as a woman, as a teenager and to have a better understanding of this society where we see so much violence. I learned that women have the same rights as men, that we are not worth less than men, that it is important to respect all people. For a society to change, I must start by changing myself and to have an open mind to be a little more tolerant, to accept social and cultural differences, not to impose my opinion... I am motivated to participate in the movement #GeneraciónIgualdad (in EN: #GenerationEquality).”