Located just off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo.
Madagascar is prone to natural disasters such as tropical storms and cyclones which can have a devastating impact on communities, and in 2017 the country faced a new challenge with the rapid spread of plague across the country.
Despite high rates of poverty across the country, Mothers' Union is very active, dynamic and thriving with a large number of young members. Mothers’ Union started in Madagascar in 1903 and is continuing to grow each year.
Members are very committed to Mothers' Union’s vision of a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful, and flourishing relationships and plan their activities to meet this vision. Their projects include:
Raising awareness of child rights
Campaigning against gender based violence and human trafficking
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.