Focus Areas 取り組み

 Undocumented Minority Support マイノリティへの支援




When you hear the word of "trafficking" and "sexual exploitation", you might intuitively think about girls. However, there are quite a few boys who become victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Likewise, news about the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been widely reported and acknowledged, whereas the suffering of the host community in Bangladesh, accommodating more refugees than their own population, has hardly received any funds. Munakata Foundation actively reaches out and supports such unreported causes by minorities.

Diversity 多様性の確保




A lawsuit for marriage equality was launched in Japan, and same-sex marriage is now recognized in 20% of the world's regions. However, in most parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, homosexuality is criminalized or executed. It is a Munakata Foundation prays for equality and diversity for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity . We support for people who have been persecuted and become refugees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and transgender people.



Young Girls Education 女子教育




In rural parts of India, girls are dropping out of public schools due to early marriage, to care for their younger siblings, to help out with farming and other house chores. In some parts of Africa, harmful traditions such as female genital mutilation are still practiced. Quality education and female empowerment are stated as goals no.4 and 5 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Munakata Foundation aims to support the education and awareness of female children in these countries. 




Poverty Alleviation 貧困削減




In the year 2019, there are still over 700 million people living below the poverty line (1.90 USD per day), and more than 85 percent of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. "No Poverty" and "Zero Hunger" are stated as goals no.1 and 2 in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Munakata Foundation supports youth entrepreneurship in Madagascar and community development and women's income generation activities in rural Mozambique. We also provide additional support for women and girls in need affected by COVID-19.