This solution will seek to strengthen and scale the work promoted by the organization 'Las Reinas Pepiadas' in Ecuador since 2018 for the social and economic inclusion of Venezuelan migrants, seeking to generate a safe migratory route and support women and their families. This solution will develop 3 main activities: (i) Strengthen and scale a safe space for exchange and communication, through digital tools, to raise awareness and generate connections between women who live or lived through forced migration and whose rights were violated; (ii) Support training and skills development for female empowerment and the creation of opportunities that allow for economic and social development of migrants and women from receiving communities; and (iii) Expand information channels for access to means of support that offer protection from gender-based violence. This solution will seek to directly benefit 150 women in 18 months of implementation (womenVenezuelan migrants or refugees and vulnerable women from host communities) and about 500 family members as indirect beneficiaries. The profile of these beneficiary women is mainly young people frombetween 18 and 35 years old.
The country's counterpart amount to USD 30,000.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).