Making Girls Into Leaders
Our workshops equip young girls with the knowledge to change their world. We teach female empowerment through reproductive rights and sexual health education. Through the teaching of consent and healthy relationships a girl is taught to respect herself and stand up for her values. Learning about STD and HIV prevention can help her to lead her community to better health. Participating in family planning methods can help her to finish her education and better contribute to society and make a more sustainable income to support a family one day.
Girls don’t always have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Girls deserve to participate in their communities, advocate for their rights, and be role models for other girls.Our workshops focus on building adolescent girls’ capacities for individual empowerment and social survival, especially in patriarchal environments that do not always value and respect the rights of girls and women.
Why Girls Leadership?
Girls spend 33–85% more time per day working at home and in unpaid markets compared to boys of the same age.
Because a girls’ work is mostly restricted to the home she is unable to develop income generating skills to support her family.
Statistics show that women and girls reinvest 90% of their income back into their families and communities, compared to only 30-40% of men and boys.