The G7 partners pledged $3bn to help fund education to over eight million vulnerable girls and women all over the world. This step has been taken at the G7 Summit to redress gender inequality by investing in girls’ education.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s complicated persona and contentious history has been pushed to the forefront in the international media since her passing, but what is evidently clear is the remarkable impact she had on South Africa, its history, and its people. For the women of South Africa, she was a guiding light who taught us to be defiant and fearless. To be powerful. To embody strength, fortitude, and conviction.
Gender empowerment has come to the forefront of the western press. Hashtags such as #metoo and #timesup have seen huge global momentum. There is the potential for big change. But, for attitudes to alter, education is vital to empower girls.
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We at African Impact feel very strongly about protecting the rights of the inspiring girls and women we work with across the continent. On this day, the day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we want to share with you some key facts on this extreme form of discrimination against women girls and help promote the abandonment of FGM globally.