As a women-led organization, gender equality is in our DNA. Unless women and girls – in all their diversity – can meaningfully hold leadership positions, making decisions and allocating resources, our continent will never fully thrive. We support the inclusion of women and girls on public platforms and as leaders. We encourage them to significantly participate in decision-making spaces. We support our own team, and the civil society organizations we work with, to better understand the role gender plays in everything we do, and to ensure all our interventions take gender into account.
Women and girls’ participation is the key to unlocking our continent’s future. It drives everything we do. Our work in this space has included driving conversations around gender equality across the continent; engaging community and religious leaders in campaigns to break taboos around menstrual hygiene; hosting the Ouagadougou Partnership, an organization committed to doubling the number of modern contraceptives users by 2030; creating a campaign to elevate women and girls’ voices in decision-making for health, and more.