Amenia, 3, knows that when she grows older, she will have the right to attend school and receive a daily meal through Convoy of Hope — just like her sisters.
Around the world and in the United States, barriers exist for people because of their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, or disability.
As a refugee, Amenia will face barriers throughout her life that will attempt to limit her development and access to rights. When Amenia attends school in a couple years, a small barrier will be removed, allowing an advance in social justice for young refugee girls. Convoy of Hope believes that gender equality and upholding the rights of refugees and migrants are crucial fundamental aspects of our programming.
Each time a young refugee girl can receive a daily meal at school, Convoy has succeeded at the pursuit of social justice. Amenia’s access to school will not only provide her with education and nutritious meals from Convoy of Hope, it will also provide her the right to development — and through that, the right to human dignity.