SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Savage Rugby Club​

BOTSWANA

Savage Rugby Club is a sport club for young women to use rugby to develop self-confidence, help overcome social and personal challenges as well as to learn values and acceptable behaviour in society.

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Western Kenya LBQT feminist Forum (Lets Be Tested Queens CBO)​

KENYA

 

The organisation's main mandate is to build an intersectional feminist movement that will enable LBQ and ITGNC Womxn participation in decision making, social and economic engagement. Their core interests are based on these thematic areas: human rights and policy advocacy, mental health, inclusive health, gender-based violence and institutional strengthening.

Western Kenya LBQT feminist Forum (Lets Be Tested Queens CBO)​

 

KENYA

ForOneAnother​

NIGERIA

 

ForOneAnother is a community-based group and feminist movement in Southern Nigeria. Their aim is to mainstream gender equality in the Nigerian culture by empowering the girl child. Founded in May 2019, their work focuses on: reproductive rights activism, girl child education, and gender equality in sports. They hope for a world where every girl has access to equal opportunities as her male counterpart, in politics, business, academics, sports and bodily autonomy. ForOneAnother is not waiting for anyone, they are starting from their immediate community in Nigeria. ForOneAnother is a women-led feminist group addressing an understated problem in an underserved community. They challenge a long-standing culture through an unconventional means: sports. 

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ActivateHer​

SOUTH AFRICA

ActivateHer is a women-led sports development organization based in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Through sports and educational support, ActivateHer provides girls with tools to empower themselves and their communities, preparing them for economic independence and social resilience in life. They provide girl-centric and multi-sports based programming in an uplifting and positive environment for girls to foster inclusion, expand life skills, improve health outcomes, and break down traditional gender barriers associated with sports.

Activate Her

SOUTH AFRICA

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Trans Youth Initiative-Uganda (TYI-Uganda)

UGANDA

Trans Youth Initiative-Uganda (TYI-Uganda) is a human rights advocacy organisation that advocates for the rights, issues and concerns of rural transgender youth women, transgender youth women sex workers and gender diverse youth in western Uganda.

Trans Youth Initiative-Uganda (TYI-Uganda)

 

UGANDA

Tanzania Trans Initiative

TANZANIA

The Tanzania Trans Initiative is a platform for the Trans community, queer and  gender non-conforming people working alongside health practitioners, law enforcement officers and policy makers, providing knowledge and a foundation for empathy and understanding for the needs of the community. TTI uses sports and arts to improve mental health and well being, and to stop gender violence in Tanzania.

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The Bravehearts Ladies

NIGERIA

 

The Bravehearts Ladies are a group of Nigerian girls determined to follow their dreams by playing football, which in rural Nigeria means to fight threats of being driven from their homes, and sexist, mental, and physical abuse. Willing to suffer persecution and pain, they kept playing. These brave ladies are inspiring a movement and seen as a refuge within their community for these girls who realized that if other girls could step out of the shadows, they could too! 

The Bravehearts Ladies

 

NIGERIA

Eagle Wings Youth Initiative

TANZANIA

 

Eagle Wings was established to uplift the rights of the lesbian, bisexual, queer and trans women under the age of 30 to be able to live responsibly in harmony with the rest of the society by advocating for their rights to legal support, economic empowerments, sexual reproductive health rights, sports and games as well as their safety and security.

Zenith for Young Women Achievers Malawi

MALAWI

 

Zenith for Young Women Achievers works to defend the human rights of women and intersex young people in Blantyre, Malawi, particularly on the areas of early and forced marriage, young feminist activism and gender-based violence. They promote the participation of girls to play football by meaningfully engaging secondary schools and teachers in the practice.

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Friends of women with disabilities

UGANDA

Friends of Women with disabilities (FWD) is an organization that since its creation in 2004 is focused on addressing inequities faced by young girls and women, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming persons living with disabilities in Uganda, through establishing and maintaining highly innovative programs and projects in areas of Health, Education, life skills, Sports, and empowerment. Their sports activists tackle gender-based injustices, disseminate activism information and amplify their voices.

Friends of women with disabilities

 

UGANDA

Tautia Youth and Women Initiative​

UGANDA

 

Tautia Youth and Women Initiative is a woman led nonprofit organization focusing on promoting democratic rights of Young girls in governance and health in Uganda. It’s dedicated to raising awareness on the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS and Gender Based Violence by advocating for young girls and women rights to legal support, economic empowerment, sexual reproductive health rights, sports and games as well as their safety and security.

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Rural Disabled Women Association (RUDIWA)

UGANDA

RUDIWA is a community-based organization in Bundibugyo, Uganda, led by and serving marginalized disabled young women fighting the various forms of violence they face. RUDIWA works towards a community where there is justice, fairness, rights protection for the needy and equality for disabled women and girls irrespective of religion, physical ability, and political inclinations. They view sports as a great tool for youth mobilization towards preventing child marriages, leadership, and improving physical and mental health.

Rural Disabled Women Association (RUDIWA)

 

UGANDA

RWISE​

BURUNDI

 

RWISE is an organization based in Burundi, who works to promote and defend the human rights of the most vulnerable and socially marginalized rural women (sex workers, the disabled, refugees and returnees, lesbians and transsexuals, and widows). They utilize the practice of football so that women and girls increase their confidence and get their voices to be heard.

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