Our mission

Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda focuses on the achievement of “gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.” Targets for this goal include ensuring access to resources for health promotion and disease prevention as well equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Indicators for the achievement of this goal include women’s full access to reproductive rights, legal protections against domestic violence, as well as the protection of women’s rights to education and economic resources. 

Through the Eyes of She (TTES) aims to help address the challenges associated with gender equality and equity on the African continent by examining (i) how African women’s agency has been shaped by a variety of historical processes, (ii) the unique health challenges African women face, (iii) the education of young girls and women, (iv) women’s entrepreneurship and economic access, and (v) gender parity in leadership positions. TTES will address this by promoting increased visibility of gaps and opportunities through scholarly assessments, key speaker engagements, hosting Africa-based events, and promoting “bright spot” institutions, programs and individuals reflecting the TTES mission.