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Yesterday marked the start of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and this is how you can get involved

The “Imagine If” Music Session, in aid of the Girl Impact Project, is taking over the Raptor Room tomorrow in a groovy combo of philanthropy and good jams.

The Girl Impact Project was born from NGO parent company, African Impact Foundation in 2014, which operates in four locations around Africa and rests on a unique 6-pillar framework: education, safety, health, early pregnancy, income generation and self-confidence to bridge the gender inequality gap.

The Girl Impact project believes in the importance of connecting with communities to hear their needs instead of telling the community what they need. “It means going into schools, analysing what issues there are and finding ways to end stigmas in doing workshops with girls as well as boys so that they understand what it means for girls to have a period and why they’re not at school and addressing why there is a stigma around it in the first place,” says Social Media Coordinator for African Impact Foundation and organiser of Wednesday’s event, Sasha-Lee Moolman

Moolman explains that educational workshops currently take place under a mango tree in Livingstone. With this in mind, all proceeds collected at the “Imagine If” Music Session will go towards building a community centre that is conducive to learning and where girls can feel safe.

At tomorrow’s event you can expect sweet songs from four phenomenal musicians including Keren Lindley, Kayla the Crow (who recently slayed Endless Daze’s Main Stage),  Fay Lamour and Cami Scoundrel.

And while you’re there, be sure to pick up a Girl Impact tee and a pop socket, both of which will be on sale.

Tickets are selling fast so get your paws on pre-sale tickets for R100 at quickticket.co.za. All sold out? Fear not! A limited amount of tickets will be waiting for you at the door for R150.