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Wales for Africa

It is a sad fact that African women experience inequality in many aspects of daily life, as they have throughout history. Human trafficking and gender-based violence are some of the largest risks African women face today. These risks are more prevalent in underdeveloped areas where women have less access to education and job opportunities.

Bawso has implemented the Wales for Africa project in Kenya in partnership with Christian Partners Development Agency (CPDA) funded by the Welsh Government through the Wales Centre for Voluntary Action (WCVA). 

The Wales for Africa project aims to create awareness in the community about violence against women and girls, particularly young girls who are at increased risk of violence from families, peers and the community.

Bawso aims to build the capacity of young girls aged between 12 and 20 who have dropped out of school early due to pregnancy, by helping them rebuild their lives through a number of initiatives including learning IT skills. The project uses social media to raise awareness about gender based violence and as a tool to tell stories and educate young girls.

In Wales, Bawso works with schools to raise awareness on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Interactive sessions help to inform young people in Wales on all forms of violence against women and girls, and promote healthy relationships.

For more information on this project, please email us: info@bawso.org.uk