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LIVELIHOOD

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AFAWI  and GLOBAL CITIZEN : Working together to empower women and children

Alliance for African Women Initiative (AFAWI) is pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Global Citizen, to coincide with the Global Citizen Festival taking place for the first time in Accra, Ghana on 24 September 2022.

 

Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers, bringing together millions of people who are taking action every day to drive lasting change towards sustainability, equality, and humanity.

 

Each year, the Global Citizen Festival unites artists, world leaders, and Global Citizens to help empower girls and women, defend the planet, and end extreme poverty. The Accra event at Black Star Square will feature performances from Usher, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Stormzy, SZA and TEMS.

 

As part of the festival, fundraising platform GlobalGiving has selected AFAWI as one of its partners and is featured as an option for individual and corporate donors.

 

AFAWI’s Managing Director, Philip Kwesi Agyei, also joined a panel discussion at the Global Citizen Youth Forum in Accra on 8 September 2022, where stakeholders talked about the actions needed to address structural barriers for addressing inequality and achieving a fairer Ghana for all.

       WATCH: AFAWI’s Managing Director, Philip Kwesi Agyei, presents two policies to the Global Citizen Youth Forum that aim to address inequality.

For over 15 years, AFAWI has been striving to promote gender equality. As a grassroots organisation, we work sustainably and in partnership with local communities to deliver projects that support women’s financial independence, empower girls to stay in school, and improve health and education outcomes for vulnerable children.

 

AFAWI’s partnership with Global Citizen is an exciting opportunity to bring global attention to and support for our work, and in particular our Livelihood Project.

 

AFAWI’s Livelihood Project supports women business owners with low incomes to rise above the poverty line through business training and workshops, low-interest loans, and savings accounts to help them be financially independent, have successful, sustainable businesses, and encourage savings habits among women entrepreneurs.

 

The project provides women with skills to last a lifetime and supports the economic participation of women, improves the economic welfare of women, and promotes gender equality. When women have greater earning potential they are able to secure their families' futures and pass on their expertise to their children, which ensures the project has a multi-generational impact.

 

To find out more and to support AFAWI’s Livelihood Project, visit the Global Giving page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/the-livelihood-project