Downloadable COVID-19 Resources For Francophone Nonprofits

As the COVID-19 virus begins to hit Benin, we have rapidly rolled out a Prevention & Mitigation Plan with our team on the ground in order to ensure the wellbeing and safety of the girls we serve and their communities. As such, we have created a few resources that we would like to share with our Francophone nonprofit colleagues.

Supporting the girls and communities we serve during the COVID-19 global pandemic

Read our Executive Director’s blog on how women and girls are going to be particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are supporting our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No One Size Fits All For Girls: How the different stages adolescence girls experience require different programming

Read our Program Officer, Caitlin Hone’s blog describing the need for strategies to better help girls throughout the different changes of their lives.

2020 is the year that can change the world

2020 brings with it a new sense of optimism and renewed energy in the fight for gender equality. Read our Executive Director’s Blog on how 2020 can become the year that truly changes the world.

This Giving Tuesday, give to women and girls

Blog post from our Executive Director, Emily Bove, on the importance of investing in women and girls.

Seeing it with my own eyes: Batonga’s incredible impact on girls’ and women’s lives in Benin

After travelling to Benin for her first time as Executive Director, Emily Bove writes about the incredible women she met and lessons learned in regards to Batonga’s programming

Exciting News About Batonga’s Leadership

Please welcome our new Executive Director, Emily Bove!

Gender Data’s Critical Role In International Development

Among the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day, data is sufficiently lacking for women and girls. At Batonga, we believe that collecting more inclusive and reliable data on gender will enable the hardest to reach girls in a community to be engaged and guide better policy in Benin and the world beyond.

Learn more about this urgent need for a gender data revolution and Batonga’s work to spark this movement in this blog post.

The urgent need to invest in Benin’s female youth

Ever wondered why we work in Benin and specifically invest in Benin’s female youth? Check out our this blog post to find out how Benin’s growing population of youth creates an incredible opportunity to help the country develop politically, economically, and socially.

An inside look into our mentor training: Q&A with Program Officer Cait Hone

We sat down with Program Officer Caitlin Hone to discuss her recent trip to Benin – read along to learn more about Batonga’s staff, mentors, Girls Club members, and our exciting on-the-ground work!