African women are frequently extremely disadvantaged and dependent on the men of the community, many having little control over their situations, facing systemic discrimination, and being vulnerable to
becoming trapped in unsupportive or abusive relationships. They have fewer legal rights than men, causing extreme dependence on their husbands and feelings of isolation.
Furthermore, lower education rates arise due to low enrolment and high drop-out rates for girls, particularly as families tend to prioritise school fees for boys, so girls may forgo learning the skills they would need to become financially independent.
Sustainable Development Goal 5 highlights that ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, but also crucial to accelerating sustainable development.
Afrinspire believes in the
potential of women and girls to transform the continent of Africa.
Our multi-faceted approach involves addressing inequities such as plugging educational gaps, and bringing together women to develop new skills and the confidence to change their lives, and to lift their families and communities out of abject poverty.
“The women have gained knowledge and confidence to rise up, transform others, and participate in society on all levels”
Rose Ekitwi, Programme Coordinator for the Functional Adult Literacy Programme