Organisations that empower women

In commemorating Women’s Month, I would like to put the spotlight on organisations that help empower women. These play a very important role in supporting and encouraging women and girls to better themselves. Here’s more.

8twenty8

8twenty8 assists young women and girls by providing them with the necessary information they need to educate and up-skill themselves. They target underprivileged communities and give women a chance to be empowered by providing them with financial help and mentorship.

Project Dignity

Project dignity helps empower young women and girls by providing them with free, reusable sanitary pads. This helps prevent girls from disadvantaged homes from missing school due to not being able to purchase sanitary products when they are on their period. The organisation also invites members of the community to help by donating sanitary towels.

Women4Women

Women4women is a non-profit organisation that offers educational and life skills programs to the youth. Their aim is to empower young girls to earn a good income through skills development. This way, young girls can improve your living circumstances and contribute to their personal development.

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children is organisation that offers survivors of abuse a safe space where they can receive wholistic care and support. This organisation advocates for the rights of women and children, while empowering families to rebuild their lives through the services they offer (shelter, counselling and legal advice).

Choma

And then there is me, your one and only Choma. I strive to empower young women with all the information they need on sexual and reproductive health, HIV, mental health and healthy lifestyle choices via social platforms and also at Choma Innovation Cafes. The Choma Innovation Cafes which act as internet hubs offer young women from different communities in Gauteng a safe space to get access to resources such as health and educational information and support. Inbox me for locations.

There’s still a long way to go before women can be equal and fully empowered in society. That’s why organisations like these should be recognised and celebrated for the important work that they do. If you would also like to be a part of the movement towards female empowerment and equality, then it might be a good idea to contact any of these organisations to find out how you can help.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).

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