• Mandy Nurrenbern

Girl Fund Campaign - Tackle like a Girl

"I am a girl. I am smart and I am strong and I can do ANYTHING."

Gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development in Mozambique. Girls and women have made major strides since 1990, but they have not yet gained gender equity. The disadvantages facing women and girls are a major source of inequality. All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in health, education, political representation, labour market, etc. with negative consequences for the development of their capabilities and their freedom of choice.

Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals states: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

The ‘Girl Effect’ is a growing but understudied movement that assumes girls are catalysts capable of bringing social and economic change for their families, communities and countries. The evolving discourse associated with this movement holds profound implications for development programmes that focus on girls and use sport and physical activity to promote gender equality, challenge gender norms, and teach confidence and leadership skills.

ADEDAR accepts that Women in Mozambique face serious inequalities from some of the highest recorded rates of violence in the world to the lowest rates of political participation globally and aims to address this with those girls involved in the program, their families, their schools and their communities.

In 2019, ADEDAR is ready to launch a new program specific just to the girls, Tackle Like a Girl. It's a way to create a positive, open, and safe environment for the girls to discuss, learn, and empower each other in skills, issues, and confidence. Every two months, we'll have a get-together. This could include:

* a lunch

* a trip to the beach

* visiting a professional woman and being able to ask her questions

* learning a new employable skill

* a get-together to talk about life issues

The list is open and flexible with the objective of girls and women empowering each other.

"My coach said I ran like a girl. I said if he could run a little faster he could, too." - Mia Hamm

This is a continuous campaign through Global Giving. If you want to put money directly towards Tackle Like a Girl, please click the link below:


"So if they want to call you crazy, fine. Show them what crazy can do." - Serena Williams

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