OUR FOCUS AREAS
Our Major Focus Areas Include
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female Genital Mutilation is a deeply entrenched harmful tradition that not only jeopardizes the physical well-being of young girls but also inflicts profound emotional scars. This practice subjects girls to unnecessary physical suffering and long-term psychological trauma, perpetuating a cycle of pain that must be ended.
Early Marriages and Pregnancies
The early marriage of girls and the resulting early pregnancies rob them of their childhood and the opportunity for an education. These practices force young girls into adulthood prematurely, denying them the chance to explore their full potential and build a foundation for a brighter future.
Low or No Education for Girls
Denying girls access to education is a grave injustice that hampers their ability to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams. Education is a fundamental right, and its absence not only limits their individual prospects but also hinders progress within their communities and societies as a whole.
No Right to Own Property AND Make Decisions
Girls often face the harsh reality of having no right to own property or make decisions that affect their lives. This lack of autonomy limits their independence and opportunities for a better future, perpetuating gender-based inequalities that must be dismantled.
Gender-based violence is a pervasive and deeply troubling threat that not only jeopardizes the physical safety of girls and women but also inflicts emotional wounds that can last a lifetime. This cycle of violence undermines their well-being and hinders their ability to lead fulfilling lives free from fear.
Spread of HIV and AIDS among Girls and Young Women
The spread of HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects girls and young women, making it a critical health crisis that demands urgent attention. Tackling this issue is vital not only for their well-being but also for the overall health and stability of the communities in which they live.