There is cultural marginalization of women in East Africa. Most of the social injustices towards women such as rape, female genital mutilation, hard labor, denial to education and early marriage are tied to cultural beliefs and norms. With limited avenues that address these social injustices, and the low self-esteem many women have, they remain silent as these injustices happen to them and their daughters. They are not empowered to voice what they go through since they are in a male chauvinistic society that suppresses women from standing for what they believe.
Design for Charity through “Her Voice Fellowship” seeks to empower young women aged 18 – 30 years with photography skills so that they can express themselves and voice the many social injustices in their communities with the photos they take, while engaging local leaders to find real solutions to these injustices.