#BoysForAction and Girl Up Joburg have come together to launch a campaign aiming to raise funds for 1000 Refugee Girls in need of Sanitary and Hygiene Products.
We aim to educate our peers on the topics of Gender Based Violence, Xenophobia and being African through our social media platforms With The Unfiltered Youth.
Refugees in South Africa are unable to benefit from government welfare and are thus left to take care of themselves during this time of despair.
As a collaborative initiative, we intend to help the young women who haven’t been given enough support by raising R250 000+ to provide 1000 refugee girls with a Sanitary and Hygiene Hamper
Background and Context
In light of the global pandemic COVID-19, a plethora of people have been direly affected. Women in South Africa are being raped and abused and boys don't understand the magnitude of this problem.
During this trying time, #BoysForAction and Girl Up Joburg have identified these problems and have teamed up to step up as changemakers within the youth.
The prominent epidemic of Gender based violence in South Africa affects women and children every day, with stats saying that a woman is raped every 3 seconds in South Africa.
We have also identified that in the conversation of Gender Equality, it is girls and not boys that actively and consistently participate. In fact, a lot of the South African Youth (boys specifically) are somewhat uneducated on and lack an awareness of the magnitude of issues like Gender Based Violence and Femicide in our country.
Thus, the introduction of the third collaborative partner in this project;
The Unfiltered Youth. The program will be held through zoom calls in order for the boys and girls to participate.
The intent of this dynamic collaboration is to Educate our peers around these issues as well as the struggles faced by female refugees in our country. Not only will we be tackling the topic of Gender Inequality, but of Xenophobia and being African as well.