Act4Africa

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To lift 500 out-of-school adolescent girls and young women from poverty through savings and enterprise training and deliver HIV prevention training and services to their communities in Mchinji District Malawi.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092074)

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    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

Low knowledge and appreciation of girls’ and women’s sexual rights leaves them at risk of early marriage, HIV infection and unwanted pregnancy. This combined with low knowledge and appreciation of girls’ and women’s human rights leaves females economically disadvantaged, resulting in the feminization of poverty. Imbalanced gender relations prevent Malawi from benefitting from the invaluable economic and social contributions that women bring.

Solution

The project will deliver a high impact health and financial education initiative to relieve suffering and control disease along with empowering women in Mchinji District, Malawi. It will extend the provision of health information to adolescent girls and young women by providing financial literacy and enterprise training to imbue recognition of their power to escape from poverty through their engagement in income generating activities.