The Girl Impact, an African Impact and the African Impact Foundation joint partnership, was created to educate and empower and give a voice to young girls. Working with girls, women, boys and men, we strive to strengthen gender equality in three African countries – South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.
FACTS ABOUT GENDER INEQUALITY IN AFRICA:
- 57% of girls and women justify wife-beating in Zambia
- There are an estimated 670,000 girls living with HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa
- 60,000 women and children in South Africa are victims of intimate-partner violence every month
- 5% of CEO positions are filled by women and women are still underrepresented at every level of the corporate ladder
- 15% fewer child deaths would occur if all women had a primary education
Young women are change agents and their leadership can bring vitality, creativity and courage to social advancements. They have the power to inspire and mobilize others for positive action and encourage the questioning of systems and beliefs that limit lives and choices. With support, African woman are confronting centuries-old gender injustices across the continent.
We're excited to be part of this global movement.
AFRICAN IMPACT'S GENDER EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE
Our gender equality projects strive to empower and inspire women and girls across Africa, providing them with a sense of self-worth and pride.
As a volunteer, you will join one of three girl empowerment projects based in Zambia, Tanzania or South Africa. Our projects are built around 6 key pillars – Self Confidence, Income Generation, Education, Health, Early Pregnancy, and Safety.
-> Read more about volunteer activities to promote self-confidence
-> Read more about volunteers helping women with income generatingn tasks
-> Read more about education and its role in female empowerment
-> Provide health advice and resources to girls, women, boys and men
-> Prevent early pregnancy through education
-> Teach women and girls about safety
OUR TOP GENDER EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS
CAPE TOWN VOLUNTEERING
Through art therapy and support groups, become a role model for vulnerable children and young adults.
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