Pillars of Women Network in Africa is a faith-based non-profit support organization in Kenya. The organization’s mission is to alleviate poverty and foster sustainable development by empowering Women and Girls, using a holistic approach. POWNIA was founded in January 2013 and registered with NGO’s Coordination Board in 2014. Women and girls are at the centre of our community based efforts to create sustainable development, community transformation, expand economic opportunities and improve basic education and health. We strongly believe that when women are equipped with adequate resources, they have the power to liberate themselves, families and communities from poverty, which in turn results in sustainable development. Our work is guided and envisioned to a world where poverty has been overcome and every woman and girl is able to access opportunities necessary to thrive and fulfill their God given purposes!
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Globally, of the 1.2 billion people that live in absolute poverty, the majority are women and girls. Over a quarter of a million women die each year from largely preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Women play critical roles in food production and preparation, but in many cultures they consume the poorest quality food and are the first to face hunger when food is scarce. In Africa, despite contributing a large share of agricultural labor, women own just 1 percent of agricultural land and have less say than men over decisions and less control over household resources.
Millions of girls around the world are denied access to education. Poverty, early marriage, discrimination, poor menstrual hygiene amongst others are barriers that prevents many girls from getting quality education.+
Gender-based violence is known to be one of the most prevalent and sadly unrecognized. The statistics on gender-based violence are shocking as one in three women will be subjected to violence.+
Most adolescent girls particularly from rural areas generally do not have accurate information about Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights manifested through high incidences of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and AIDS.+
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