WHAT WE DO
BRAVE creates opportunities for girls, and works with those who can provide the resources, knowledge, experience, and safety that girls need to lead. BRAVE is girl-led, and use the challenge of travel and adventure to empower girls from underserved communities to tell their own stories, acquire critical skills, and build networks to assist with education, health care, economic empowerment and safety.
HOW WE DO, WHAT WE DO
SAFE SPACESBRAVE has changed the lives of over 500 girls. We create opportunities for girls to improve critical thinking skills, build camaraderie, and gain the confidence to become resilient, engaged, informed leaders.
TRANSFORMATIVE TRAVELToday, BRAVE travels thousands of kilometres across South Africa and beyond on annual road trips to share girls' stories and amplify girls' voices.
HOW DOES BRAVE WORK?
BRAVE uses an innovative, unconventional approach, training girls from urban and rural areas to become advocates for themselves, then taking them on road trips across their own countries, and beyond, to advocate for others.
BRAVE was founded by a group of ten year old girls from Manenberg, South Africa, in 2011 who wanted to make their gang-ridden community safer – and who called themselves Rock Girls after the anti-apartheid slogan, “When you strike a woman, you strike a rock”.