SAT is an innovative organisation with a regional footprint contributing to improved systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of girls and women in eastern and southern Africa. It is driven by gender equality, community ownership and the agency and aspiration of girls, adolescents and young people. SAT works with a network of over 100 communities, NGOs, CBOs and activists working for universal SRHR in equitable and inclusive systems for health.
Welcome to SAT Regional
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” Arundhati Roy
All girls need connections to survive, to thrive and to transform their futures and their lives.
Girls need connections to reach safe adulthood. They need connections to keep them out of child marriage, to keep them safe from GBV, direct them to services they need, listen to them and advise. And of course girls need connections to other girls and healthy connections to boys.
In the eastern and southern African regions, for many reasons, many of the above connections break down, are not available or become perversely harmful to girls.
Many organisations from local to national to regional and even global work with and support girls.
The #GirlsConnected idea explores whether it’s time for a coalition of organisations to bring resources together and to strategize jointly as to what “putting girls first” in health might mean.