WOMEN and girls are hit the hardest by poverty. In the most impoverished areas, a higher level of gender inequality exists. Girls are less likely to go to school and complete their education, women are sold into sex slavery and marriage, and female infanticide is prevalent throughout very poor regions. As a result, it is important that we at SAMUEL IORON FOUNDATION let women and girls know that they can change the world. They can put an end to poverty and they have the right to respect and a happy life.
Women clearly understand the power of self worth as a method to improve their outlook in giving circumstances. The women living in the poverty-stricken parts of the Nigeria need us to believe in them and help them, so they can, in turn, believe in themselves.
In one of our outreaches in rural communities we realized that the barrier to girls’ education isn’t just resources. It’s also about attitudes and beliefs, the belief that girls simply aren’t worthy of an education; that women should have no role outside the home that their bodies aren’t their own, their minds don’t really matter, and their voices simply shouldn’t be heard
Most men in the community thought bringing money gotten from farm produce home and ordering around others is where power lies. They did not know power is in the hands of the woman who takes care of everyone all day long, and gives birth to their children.
Our organization has the courage to stop harmful practices that impoverish girls, women and their communities and so do YOU.