Women Empowerment

Triumphant Hand of Mercy Initiative _THOMI AFRICA is a non governmental organization that is focused on women empowerment and gender equality.

Our primary goal among other things is greatly dedicated to uplifting women to create a sustainable environment and improve the quality of life of even the most marginalized sectors of the society

Below is a summary of our goal but not limited to;

  • Standing against the abuse of women and children.
  • Intensify the campaign against the abuse of drugs, alcohol, and substances
  • Campaigning against Human Trafficking, and any form of abuse
  • Promoting women’s human rights and combats sexual exploitation in all its forms
  • Promoting basic education and sponsoring poor children
  • Raising awareness pertaining to breast cancer, TB, HIV & Aids, including the care and counsel of their families dependents in this regard
  • Helping the elderly and disabled in our community
  • Construction of classrooms and homes for the need
  • To raise funds and receive contributions where appropriate to finance the work
  • Primary health care education, sex education and family planning

The core policies and strategies that govern THOMI AFRICA activities are to provide training for unemployed women with the purpose of enabling them to obtain employment and enhance sustainable livelihood

  • To save lives of refugee women and other emergency situations;
  • To improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable women at critical times in their lives; and
  • To help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities

THOMI AFRICA will ensure that its programmes are designed and implemented on the basis of broad-based participation. We have noted with great concern that the majority of women living in the poorest communities are uneducated, socially and economically weaker section and dropout from the school, we have also found that widowed women who remain at home to care for the children are helpless and their children are hopeless.

Therefore empowering women will bring notable key changes for the benefit of the entire household, especially the children.

We are passionate about women Empowerment.Women and girls are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom, our main objective is to educate and empower women, who are homeless, with the skills and confidence necessary to secure a job and create a healthy lifestyle.

We strive to promote gender equality and continue to use the WEPs to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

The 7 Core Principles adopted from UN-WEP

Establish high level corporate leadership for gender equality

  • Ensure that all policies are gender-sensitive – identifying factors that impact women and men differently – and that corporate culture advances equality and inclusion
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders in the development of company policies, programmes and implementation plans that advance equality
  • Establish company-wide goals and targets for gender equality and include progress as a factor in managers’ performance reviews
  • Affirm high-level support and direct top-level policies for gender equality and human rights

Treat all women and girls fairly at work

  • Support access to child and dependent care by providing services, resources and information to both women and men
  • Offer flexible work options, leave and re-entry opportunities to positions of equal pay and status
  • Assure sufficient participation of women – 30% or greater – in decision-making and governance at all levels and across all business areas
  • Implement gender-sensitive recruitment and retention practices and proactively recruit and appoint women to managerial and executive positions and to the corporate board of directors
  • Ensure that workplace policies and practices are free from gender-based discrimination
  • Pay equal remuneration, including benefits, for work of equal value and strive to pay a living wage to all women and men

Ensure the health, safety and well being for women and girls

  • Train security staff and managers to recognize signs of violence against women and understand laws and company policies on human trafficking, labour and sexual exploitation
  • In consultation with employees, identify and address security issues, including the safety of women traveling to and from work on company-related business
  • Respect women and men workers rights to time off for medical care and counseling for themselves and their dependents
  • Strive to offer health insurance or other needed services – including for survivors of domestic violence – and ensure equal access for all employees
  • Establish a zero-tolerance policy towards all forms of violence at work, including verbal and/or physical abuse and prevent sexual harassment
  • Taking into account differential impacts on women and men, provide safe working conditions and protection from exposure to hazardous materials and disclose potential risks, including to reproductive health

Promote education, training and professional development for women

  • Articulate the company’s business case for women’s empowerment and the positive impact of inclusion for men as well as women
  • Provide equal opportunities for formal and informal networking and mentoring
  • Ensure equal access to all company-supported education and training programmes, including literacy classes, vocational and information technology training
  • Invest in workplace policies and programmes that open avenues for advancement of women at all levels and across all business areas, and encourage women to enter nontraditional job fields

Implement enterprise development, supply chain & marketing practices that empower women

  • Ensure that company products, services and facilities are not used for human trafficking and/or labour or sexual exploitation
  • Respect the dignity of women in all marketing and other company materials
  • Ask business partners and peers to respect the company’s commitment to advancing equality and inclusion
  • Support gender-sensitive solutions to credit and lending barriers
  • Expand business relationships with women-owned enterprises, including small businesses, and women entrepreneurs

Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy

  • Use philanthropy and grants programmes to support company commitment to inclusion, equality and human rights
  • Promote and recognize women’s leadership in, and contributions to, their communities and ensure sufficient representation of women in any community consultation
  • Work with community stakeholders, officials and others to eliminate discrimination and exploitation and open opportunities for women and girls
  • Leverage influence, alone or in partnership, to advocate for gender equality and collaborate with business partners, suppliers and community leaders to promote inclusion
  • Lead by example showcase company commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment

Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

  • Make public the company policies and implementation plan for promoting gender equality
  • Establish benchmarks that quantify inclusion of women at all levels
  • Measure and report on progress, both internally and externally, using data disaggregated by sex
  • Incorporate gender markers into ongoing reporting obligations