Accelerating Women's Empowerment through System Oriented Model Expansion
AWESOME is a solution model for delivering effective transformational change and durable interventional strategies towards the empowerment of women and strengthening gender equality in communities. AWESOME has been developed and tested by the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE) at Amrita University, India’s first UNESCO Chair in Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality. AWESOME’s main pillars include Research & Development, Grassroots Actions, Community Resources, and Supporting Technologies.
THE AWESOME MISSION
To deliver transformative action rooted in research across all sustainability pillars and geographic contexts to empower women to leverage their resources, live free of discrimination in healthy and safe environments, and enjoy access to quality education, cultural, political and socioeconomic equality.
1, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Focus on holistic interventions that address the six primary dimensions of women’s empowerment: Economic Vitality, Environmental Quality, Society, Politics & Culture, Safety & Security, Education, and Health.
2, SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY
Implement a technology platform loaded with tools and applications in support of field mobility, community certification, funding traceability, and advocacy programs to achieve Self-reliance.
Deliver durable women’s empowerment interventions along the six dimensions at the individual, household and community levels.
4,COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS
Engage local personnel in evaluating women’s empowerment context-relevant issues, and monitoring implementations several key performance indicators to optimize the impact of the implemented interventions.