The Need

Tackling gender inequality

Our work is focussed on tackling gender inequality and its consequences on the lives of women, girls and their families and communities

In sub-Saharan Africa, the violence suffered by women, and their inferior social standing often leaves them powerless and vulnerable, facing
  • early marriage
  • reduced access to education, formal financial institutions and saving mechanisms
  • limited earning potential due to the work considered appropriate
  • increased likelihood of working in low-wage or in the informal sectors
  • sexual and domestic violence
  • heightened risk of turning to sex work or harmful relationships
  • the inability to negotiate safe sex
  • HIV infection through rape and abuse
  • high-rates of teenage pregnancy with its associated risks for mother and child
  • homelessness when widowed or diagnosed with HIV
  • an inability to obtain appropriate medical treatment

We respond through HEAL

HEALTH

We strive to combat the spread of infection, particularly HIV/AIDS, and to provide communities with clinics and reliable health education

EDUCATION

We are committed to offering quality early-years' education and support to girls of all ages, and to influencing individuals and community leaders about the importance of female education

LIVELIHOODS

We work to boost women’s economic participation and security, and their ability to participate in enterprise and trade

support our work

We really appreciate your support for Act4Africa. Without your help, it wouldn’t be possible to continue our work in tackling gender inequality, changing lives and giving hope to women and girls in Africa.