Focus Area 5
In line with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 8 Gender Equality, our goal is to end discrimination against women and girls because no one should be excluded from receiving basic human rights.
To achieve our objective in creating sustainable communities across the Asia Pacific region, we invest in projects designed to help in providing disadvantaged women and girls with education & skills, and awareness about their rights, since women’s empowerment is crucial for the sake of economic growth and development.
Oasis Sari-Sari Store
In many areas in the Philippines they are many Muslim women who were heavily affected and having a hard time recovering form the pandemic. These include single mothers left with dependents who have no one to provide for them. RDC aims to empower Muslim women to be financially dependent and free from riba-based loans by providing financial assistance for them to start and operate Sari-Sari stores, which are small retail outlets mostly run by women in the communities. RDC has embarked on this project in the areas around the City of Davao, Mindanao and will embark on providing more funds to empower women entrepreneurs in Metro Manila, Philippines.
Health Awareness & Medical Aids for Women
In line with the SDG aim of ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being for all ages, RDC intends to assist the community of Khovd City through the committee of the Central Mosque by providing health screening and focusing on women’s health education.