In some parts of Africa and Asia, it is common for girls to marry young. They don't have the right to decide about their own body, just like women who are sexually assaulted or exploited.
Simavi empowers women to claim their sexual and reproductive health and rights and we encourage men and boys to join the discussion. Meeting women's basic needs with clean and safe water, toilets and hygiene also contributes to bodily integrity.
Nearly 1 every 3 seconds a girl is married before the age of 18, that’s 12 million girls each year
Globally, 30% of women experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime
Due to Covid-19, gender-based violence against women has increased, in Kenya even with 48,6%
Our Lives, Our Health, Our Futures
Promote gender equality and empower women and girls in an area of conflict and patriarchal social structures by working with schools and in communities.
There is often still sexual violence against women around the gold mines in Ghana and Tanzania. This is why Simavi works in these areas on education and information about sexual health and rights.
Marriage: No Child’s Play
Provide youngsters, especially girls, with information and better access to services to make informed decisions about marriage.