Why Girls?

Out of the world’s 130 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls. The Girl Impact seeks to support girls aged between 11-18 to provide them a better start to womanhood by not only advancing their knowledge, but by ensuring the boys and men in their community see the value of healthy, educated and empowered local women. Our goal is to see young women and better informed young men, working together to close the huge gender equality gap that still exists in many African countries. Every adolescent girl has the right to health, education and protection from violence and abuse. By ensuring this we can, in a small way, help girls achieve their potential, creating empowered women who can support their families, communities and countries.

of girls and women justify wife-beating In Zambia
Estimated Number of girls living with HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa
women and children in SA are victims of intimate-partner violence every month