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66°North and UN Women get grants to create jobs regarding refugee women

“It is a real pleasure to see this partnership with EL Women and the SADA Center become a reality that would not have already been possible without support through the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Fund, ” says Bjarney Harðardóttir of 66°North. The business has always had equality and sustainability at the forefront and the circular economy may be the guiding principle for the business where we reuse and provide leftover materials a new life. In this project, we are assisting the empowerment of asylum women, while at the same time promoting durability, ” Bjarney stated. Minister Þórdís Kolbrún stated that the contribution of 66°North and EL Women in Iceland illustrates what companies and civil society organisations in Iceland are capable of when it comes to development assistance. “Most of the refugee females have lost their spouses and are also the breadwinners of their households. They are in distress plus their rights are restricted. This project generates revenue for the ongoing activities from the SADA Centre, which is their own sole source of revenue, support network and shelter, ” stated Þórdís Kolbrún at the signing of the agreement.
The Sustainable Development Targets Partnership Fund supports companies that are interested in contributing to the particular advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by getting into cooperation projects in creating States. Support for the development of economic and company activities offers an opportunity to advertise competitiveness in future marketplaces. Applications for support through the Fund are open till 3 February 2022.   Particulars can be found at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs internet site:   www.utn.is/atvinnulifssjodur .
The project aims at creating jobs for women running Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. They receive training in clothing manufacturing with financial independence as the guiding principle. They will learn to reuse materials plus thereby strengthen the rounded economy within the SADA middle that houses them. This cooperation project is the to begin its kind in Chicken and is being operated in cooperation with UN Females, and UN Women within Iceland will be contributing to the project and monitoring this.
The project fits well with the UN Sustainable Growth Goals, including the Goals meant for gender equality (Goal Simply no 5), decent work plus economic growth (Goal Simply no 8), innovation and infrastructure (Goal No 9) and partnerships for the goals (Goal No 17).
66°North and UN Women have received grants from the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Finance for development cooperation to work on a job creation task for refugee women through developing countries in Chicken. Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation and Bjarney Harðardóttir through 66°North signed an agreement the other day for a grant of almost ISK 30 million through the Ministry against an equivalent contribution from the company.
“A cooperative project like this, involving the government, private companies, NGOs and a global organisation, is a new and incredibly exciting opportunity for UN Ladies in Iceland, ” states Stella Samúelsdóttir, the executive director of UN Ladies in Iceland. The project directly affects the job opportunities of refugee women and contributes to their financial independence as well as the development of a circular economic climate. I hope that the project will provide incentives for other companies to participate in development cooperation plus humanitarian projects, while furthermore strengthening the sustainability and financial independence of women plus girls around the world. We at UN Women in Iceland are very grateful for the assistance of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and 66°North and are very much looking forward to the cooperation for the next three years, ” Stella stated.


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