Women and Child Initiative
The Women’s Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in Africa starting from South Africa. Right now, many African women in villages survive on less than $1 a day. Together, we have the power to change that.
Nearly a billion people suffer from hunger in the world today, resulting in 3.5 million child deaths every year. Life threatening malnutrition is preventable and treatable. Our programmes tackle issues, such as hunger and lack of medical care” that African women and their children face every day. By improving the women’s living conditions we are working to alleviate poverty in their community. Spreading our work over a number of villages starts a ripple effect of development and growth in communities reducing the number of people living in extreme poverty in Africa.
We aspire to conduct groundbreaking research, to run innovative and impactful community programmes and engage in education and advocacy in the pursuit of three main goals:
- Challenging gender stereotypes.
- Empowering women in poverty to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
- Growing the number of women in decision-making and leadership positions.
Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.
Women in Poverty: We create pathways for underprivileged women to be more financially literate and achieve economic security.
Girls: We strive to empower girls with the skills and the confidence to achieve their full potential.
Gender Stereotypes: We raise awareness on the root causes for gender stereotyping and unconscious prejudice.
Women in Leadership: We work to increase the number of women in policy and decision-making roles.