Soy Niña is a non-profit organization that works with girls and adolescents to prevent gender violence, early pregnancies and to end cycles of poverty. They work with girls from first grade (6-7 years old) and adolescents up to 14 years of age. So far they have 140 girls, in a continuous program in three communities in the region of Desamparados.
Club Niña is the signature program; it is a weekly club, inspired by an organization in the United States with more than 25 years of experience. It is a continuous program, this means that girls can join at any time.
It has an open enrollment for girls who live in situations of vulnerability or areas of psychosocial risk. A responsible adult is asked to bring the girl to enroll. Club Niña focuses on developing life skills, which they usually do not learn at home, such as: conflict resolution, healthy relationships, how to be a good friend, how to create bonds of trust, self-esteem, qualities, and to break gender stereotypes. They talk to older girls about early sex education, gender identity, prevention of sexual abuse, and contraception.