Afrika Tikkun serves the most marginalized women in South Africa affected by Apartheid . Our comprehensive development model and Empowerment Program in particular, works to educate, empower and develop young women to become powerful and self-sufficient agents of positive change in their own communities. Afrika Tikkun's Empowerment Program works to eliminate socio-economic barriers that impede the development of marginalized women and has been recognized and featured by Human Rights Watch.
In South Africa there are a myriad of societal challenges stemming from the inequities brought about by apartheid, including: (1) Limited focus on sexual and reproductive health, rape, violence towards women and children. (2) Lack of enforcement of comprehensive laws to protect women, children and other vulnerable populations. The Project will target women who are poorly educated, unable to access decent employment, vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and victims of gender based violence and/rape.
Afrika Tikkun addresses these challenges by: (1) Creating opportunities for women to access education and skills they need to become economically independent. (2) Empowering women to make informed decisions about their lives and issues affecting them and their children. (3) Mobilizing women to take action against human rights violation in their communities and become agents of positive change.
Afrika Tikkun believes that local problems are usually best solved by solutions delivered by local community members. Your generous contribution will help us to serve the vulnerable female population in South Africa, enabling them to become: (1) Socially and economically independent to provide for themselves and their families and can contribute to the economy of South Africa. (2) Empowered to become social activist through increased civic participation and human rights education.