Empowering adolescent girls and young woman economically will allow her to be able to defend themselves in the face of all forms of gender based violence. We believe that money should be put in the hands of adolescent girls for obvious reason to be able to defend themselves. What we are doing to enhance women economic empowerment is to capacity build adolescent girls and young women on entrepreneurship and providing starting up capital for their business through our annual award the girl concern award which will find and fund business led by adolescent girls and young women.
In this period of ongoing uncertainty due to the effects of Covid 19 on the economy, many families are struggling with financial instability due to job losses, cuts, the decline of businesses, and fear of the impact of this pandemic on households. Over four-million, Kenyans have lost their jobs or sent on unpaid leave. This has left many girls and young women financially vulnerable, leading to sexual exploitation, and in some cases has led to girls been commodified at home to ease financial burdens.