In the town of Moshi, at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, African Impact runs education, public health, and enterprise projects to target some of these issues and have now developed a gender equality initiative in conjunction with The Girl Impact. These gender empowerment projects focus primarily on empowering girls and women through education and skills development initiatives, while engaging all members of the community, including boys.
Gender equality in Tanzania is relatively advanced compared to its neighboring countries. However, while there is a higher number of women in school, work, and even in politics, women are still largely under-served in rural communities and face many inequalities in their daily lives.
- About 14.6% of all women and girls aged between 15 to 49 have been subjected to female genital mutilation
- 41% of girls transition to secondary school education. However, only 3% complete the cycle, mostly due to pregnancy
- 38% of women aged 20 to 24 are married before the age of 18
- Salaries paid to women are on average 63% lower than those paid to men
- When women own businesses, they make 2.4 times less profit than men
We provide a safe, after school space where girls can attend educational and creative workshops designed around the 6 Pillars.
Women workshops, consisting both of support and income generation groups, educate women on the 6 Pillars so they can know their rights in their community.
Boys come together for workshops and activities which are designed around the 6 Pillars.