On May 7, 2019, DREAMS Innovation Challenge held their closing event, Empowering Africa’s Daughters: Lessons from the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. The occasion celebrated the transformative impact of this initiative on the lives of over 160,000 adolescent girls and young women across ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
In this episode, you will hear from Folami Harris, project director of JSI’s DREAMS Innovation Challenge Program. She talks to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, about the importance of focusing unique resources and attention to girls and why this subject is important to her.
When I ponder the effects of gender-based violence (GBV) in Guyana, I try to force myself not to feel hopeless. But I am overwhelmed by the daunting task of reducing the high levels of domestic violence, rape, child abuse, and suicide in our society.