The Girl Impact collaborates with local partners to improve the safety and violence statistics of women and children in Cape Town’s impoverished communities through approaches such as art therapy, physical engagement, job readiness training, social/emotional support, and educational workshops, all while integrating the 6 Pillars.
We aim to ensure all participants involved are safe, supported, and empowered to create a self-sustaining life for themselves and their families. This is achieved through the provision of tools to keep women and children safe and the education of young boys and men to allow them to do so.
• Just over half of the girls in South Africa will leave school before completing Grade 12
• 60,000 women and children in South Africa are victims of intimate partner violence every month (Children’s Institute at UCT)
•At least 1.1 million young children are likely to be abused by a family member (Children’s Institute at UCT)
•In 2012, child victims accounted for 40% of all sexual offenses (Children’s Institute at UCT)
•Between 35% to 45% of children have witnessed violence against their mothers (Children’s Institute at UCT)
• 39% of girls aged 15 to 24 years have given birth, with 28% having never married or lived with the father of the child
Cape Town Programs
We provide a safe, after school space where girls can attend educational and creative workshops designed around the 6 Pillars.
Boys come together for workshops and activities which are designed around the 6 Pillars.
We provide women with physical, emotional, and educational skills.