TrustAfrica believes in the importance of promoting the rights of women and girls across the continent. From access to land and credit, to political participation and leadership and equal opportunities in education, women are disadvantaged from participating in opportunities to improve their lives at the same level as men. To address these and other deficiencies, our programs strive to use a gender lens to consider issues within a gender context and ensure that we maintain a gender aware approach throughout their implementation. Additionally, TrustAfrica as an organization works to ensure that there is equal opportunity and representation throughout its own staff and Board.
Most recently, through the generous support of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we implemented a program that focused on the third Millennium Development Goal, which calls on member states to promote gender equality and empower women. Entitled “Enhancing Women’s Dignity,” the project worked to curb gender violence and promote women’s political participation. You can learn more about the “Enhancing Women’s Dignity Project” under the projects category below.