Across the world, women and girls are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.
Girls and women experience violence, female genital mutilation, rape, early forced marriage, death through childbirth, unpaid labour, neglect and abuse. Often they don’t get the chance to go to school, earn a living, or even have any rights over what happens to their own bodies.
Arrow Africa puts women and girls at the centre of our work.
We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and empower women in income generating skills.