Sub-Saharan Africa ranks the highest in the world on the Gender Inequality Index.
Gender inequality stunts human development and economic growth, costing Sub-Saharan Africa an average of $US95 billion a year.
Women represent 61% of the workforce, the largest ratio in the world and yet still make significantly less than men.
Since Kenya outlawed FGM in 2011, less than 23% of cases taken to court have resulted in convictions.
Right For Education’s aim is to challenge the social attitude towards women and their role in sub-Saharan Africa. Most African countries have gender neutral laws. In practice, tradition and cultural norms, however have resulted in the limited implementation of human rights.
|Female Genital Mutilation and its Harmful Consequences||La mutilation génitale féminine et ses conséquences|
|Equal Marriage: Equal Choice for Women and Men||Le mariage égal: L’égalité des choix pour les femmes et les hommes|
|The Challenges of Being a Woman in Africa||Les défis des femmes Africaines|
|Educated Women Earn More Money||Les femmes instruites gagnent plus d’argent|
|Women, Wealth and Working Together||Les femmes, les richesses et le travail ensemble|
|Women have the Right to the Same Pay||L’égalité de rémunération pour un Travail égal|
|The Importance of Educating a Mother||L’importance d’éducation d’une mère|
|Equal inheritance – What does it mean and why is it important?||L’importance d’un patrimoine égale|
|Mothers, Education and Progress||Les mères, l’éducation et les évolutions|
|Domestic Violence||La Violence conjugale|
|How Men can support Women in their Family and Community||Ce que les hommes peuvent faire pour soutenir les femmes|
Reaching over 3 million people, we published material aimed at male, female and mixed audiences. Despite the gender disparities in mobile phone ownership and internet usage, 33% of Right For Education’s followers are female. Right For Education has created a safe community where people are free to express themselves. This has given invaluable insight into the social causes of gender inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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“This painful act must be abolished.”
“Some African countries are still deep in culture and are not willing to let go of their culture and its ways. That disadvantages women from showing their many capabilities like being a leader, being creative being a part of something big. Women are disadvantaged by men in so many ways because of the culture and it forces women to look down on themselves and they end up being too afraid to voice out their thoughts, to lead, they end up being forced into so many things I’ve lost count.”
“Dans une relation quelconque (amour fraternel, amical, ou amoureux) il doit d’abord exister le respect mutuel, la compréhension de l’un à l’autre, la patience, la maîtrise de soi, la soutenance mutuelle mais surtout le partage et les échanges d’idées sous le contrôle de Dieu qui donne en abondance tes ces qualités ou dons d’autant plus que c’est pas donné à n’importe qui d’en possède ou disposer.”