The project seeks to tackle the issues of gender inequality in Baringo County, Kenya, by contributing towards the reduction of cases of female genital mutilation(FGM), child, early and forced marriages (CEFM), gender-based violence(GBV) and illiteracy, by promoting access to education and enhancing the source of livelihood.
This project is needed to address some consequences of cultural practices that are used as a disguise for oppression of girls and women and unfortunately contributing further to high levels of poverty within the community of Tiaty sub county.
It addresses the concern of high illiteracy levels by promoting access to education and enhancing the source of livelihood for poor households emphasising on women empowerment.
This project benefits directly, 200 girls for protection against FGM and CEFM and education, 50 boys on access to education, and 100 women and 50 men for enhancement of source of livelihood, with indirectly serving local administrations and schools.
Esharelife Foundation supports AVSI in its attempt to achieve Goal 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations which is to “achieve gender equality” and reduce harmful practices. With its donations, Esharelife helps young girls and women to get a solid education and support which will give them more opportunity to live a better life.
If you would like to contribute to this project and help Esharelife and AVSI to avoid that lots of young girls and women will fall into practices such as genital mutilation or early forced marriage which will prevent them from getting an education and from shaping their own future, you can donate here.