- About 14.6% of all women and girls aged between 15 and 49 have been subjected to female genital mutilation.
- 41% of girls transition to secondary school education. However, only 3% complete the cycle, mostly due to pregnancy.
- The percentage of women aged 20-24 who were married before the age of 18 is 38%.
- Salaries paid to women are on average 63% lower than those paid to men.
- When women own businesses, they make 2.4 times less profit than men.
These gender empowerment projects focus primarily on empowering girls through education and skills development initiatives, while engaging all members of the community, including boys.
HEALTH – We help educate boys and girls about health risks, prevention and treatment, as well as providing support for those living with health issues such as HIV, AIDs or malaria.
SAFETY – We aim to change attitudes of whole communities on violence against girls and women, as well as providing support to those who have been the victim of violence or do not live in a safe environment.
EARLY PREGNANCY – We provide education to girls, boys and communities which aims to reduce the rates of early pregnancy in young girls, avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and early parenthood.
INCOME GENERATION – Our program prepares girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts.
SELF-CONFIDENCE – We give girls a platform to value asking questions, be challenged and supported in their opinions as a means of building up girls’ self-esteem and confidence so they can take more responsibility for their future.