Through the employment and training of female landmine clearance teams, the 100 Women in Demining in Angola project will create a space for women to become empowered, taking control of their own future and helping to make their own communities safe from landmines. Under the project demining will re-start in Benguela Province - where it was halted due to lack of funds despite the 80 minefields in the province.
The project will start on 1 July 2017 - if we raise the funds. A government donor may fund half the costs, but HALO needs to raise $750,000 to match the donor contribution.
HALO will train and employ 100 women as deminers, medics, drivers and mechanics, and deploy them to clear high priority minefields. This will not only allow the villagers to safely use their land for agriculture, it will provide skills, income, status and empowerment to 100 women who would otherwise be in low-paid, informal employment or out of work.
Watch this video to learn more about minefields in Angola.
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