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The African Woman Foundation

About Us

Introduction

Women in Africa, according to UN estimates, constitute more than half of the 1.3 billion-plus population of the region. For long, Africa has been plagued by high poverty levels, low literacy levels, among other challenges; and African women bear the brunt of these perennial societal problems.As a result of these prevalent issues, girls and women in the region become more vulnerable to individual and community violence and abuse.  

When grounds of discrimination such as gender, skin color, class, ethnicity, religion/belief, and other limiting issues meet and intersect, they spawn intricate webs of denial of rights and deprivation, undermining and leading to suffering for several millions of girls and women in Africa. Poverty causes the commodification of the African girl child and woman. The rights of the African woman are often dispersed and withheld as though their rights are a matter of man’s courtesy and not an inalienable human right. africa charity tawf Although Africa, through the Africa Union, has made several strides that have trickled to member countries, the African woman is still held hostage by the African man with no freedom in determining her destiny. Even though all 54 countries in Africa are free and independent from colonial masters, her woman is yet to experience the taste of freedom to make life decisions, such as reproductive health and sex, among many others. She is still trapped in traditional and cultural shackles, which continue to limit her progress and keep the African woman in gender oppression.

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