CouldYou? supports UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Below are the 17 goals and if you hover over the goals, you can read about how CouldYou? Cup contributes to that specific goal, or you can hover over the cards below the SDG wheel to read more about the goals CouldYou? Cup is working towards specifically.
1. No poverty
Increasing girls’ access to basic hygiene / health needs. Reducing girls’ exposure and vulnerability to social and economic shocks.
2. Zero hunger
Providing employment for marginalized women, ensuring their abilityto feed themselves and their families. Collaboration with Zero Hunger Ghana.
3. Good Health and Wellbeing
Decreasing reproductive health risk due to reduced usage of toilet rolls, papers, rags, and leaves for menstruation among rural/vulnerable girls
4. Quality Education
Reducing menstruation-related absenteeism among rural/vulnerable girls. Increasing primary and secondary school completion rate among targeted girls supported by this project.
5. Gender Equality
Inclusive and effective learning for all, devoid of social stigma. Increasing school completion rate among targeted girls supported by this project.. Enhancing access to sexual and reproductive rights.
6. Clean water and sanitation
Improving menstrual health, personal hygiene and sanitation among rural/vulnerable women/girls.
8. Decent work and economic growth
Increasing economic participation of marginalized women, bridging the inequality gap in access to productive resources. Increasing incomes of marginalized rural/vulnerable women.
10. Reduced Inequalities
Reducing inequalities between wealthy and poor. Reducing inequalities between boys and girls. Reducing inequalities between rural, peri-rural and urban populations.
11. Sustainable cities and communities.
Creating sustainable communities, building communities up with a focus on sustainable solutions to all problems facing the communities we work within. Hiring local representatives with knowledge about solving the problems facing their communities. Collaborate with local organizations already working on the ground with the very same issues we are working on.
12. Responsible consumption and production
Increasing access to sustainable menstrual hygiene products (CouldYou menstrual cups). Reducing waste generation from disposable and environmental unfriendly menstrual health products.
17. Partnerships for the goals
We always partner with local, sustainable , already established organizations on the ground in the communities where we work. Establishing partnerships with legitimate organizations to ensure that we can have the largest and most effective impact.