Project ‘I Can Lead’ aims to break the cycle of ‘Girls can’t be Leaders’, work to challenge and eradicate the psychological stigma which considers girl/women lack in political leadership and decision making capacity by bringing awareness to the youngest age groups of girls i.e. from 14-20 years. Our project aims to aware, engage, educate and empower 30 young girls from Province-3 and Province-7 (Far-western province) about female representation, knowledge in leadership and decision-making, democracy, good governance, electoral procedures and encouraging them to carry out research-based work where they will analyze and help to promote the condition of girl leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and formal quality education for girls in their community.
Our project will mainly work in strengthening the leadership and decision-making capacity of young girls/ through 2 major activities; ‘I Can Lead’ Workshop and Research phase. ‘I Can Lead’ workshop is the first phase of the project which aligns with fulfillment of the first project objective: To enhance leadership ability, knowledge and understanding of targeted 25 young girls about democracy, good governance, civic engagement and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The workshop is divided into two phases; Phase-I: which will be organized involving 20 young girls from Kathmandu valley and Phase-II which will be organized involving 10 young girls from Kailali district (Far-Western province of Nepal). The workshop will prepare these 25 female leaders in conducting a community-based research which will take place for 1 ½ month.