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Gender inequality is buzz word that everyone knows is a 'problem'. It affects people all over the world from girls and boys sitting in classrooms in rural Kenya to you and I sat at our desks in the UK. Gender inequality is about power, sometimes normalized and invisible, that keeps people in defined roles due to their gender. Whilst both men and women are affected by gender inequality, women and girls disproportionately suffer. In Western Kenya, they experience sexual violence inside and outside school, are married early into polgymous marriages and are deemed unfit to work in high-level jobs because of their 'inherent' maternal attributes. Western Kenya also has the highest rates of HIV in the country which are sustained by gender inequality. Consequently, child-headed households are left behind. This leads to school drop-out and forces both boys and girls into exploitative labour situations.
In order to address attitudes and behaviours which underlie gender equality, Team Kenya work with both boys and girls through awareness raising, scholarships, sustainable family livelihoods and even football.
They are doing incredible work with their local partners to address problems identified by the community and therefore issues that the community are really invested in changing.