Women Advocacy Project
Grant Amount: $31,960 (over two years)
Grantee Website: wapzimbabwe.org/
Areas of Impact: Economic Sustainability, Education, Gender Equality, Health
Mission of Women Advocacy Project
The mission of Women Advocacy Project is to abolish child marriage, promote the rights of women and girls, and work towards women’s economic empowerment. WAP uses advocacy to promote and protect the rights of vulnerable and marginalized women and girls.
This project will train girls in two marginalized communities of Harare, Zimbabwe in soap production and sales. The girls will earn income, increase their confidence, build team spirit, and avoid child marriage.
Why We Love This Project
Zimbabwe has been weathering rough economic and political storms since the 1990s. Women Advocacy Project (WAP) is working to abolish child marriage, promote the rights of women and girls, and work towards women’s economic empowerment. WAP fulfills its mandate through advocacy campaigns, trainings and workshops, and by facilitating economic empowerment for disadvantaged and marginalized women and girls in Zimbabwe.