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Vodacom
7 March 2017

International Women's Week

In celebration of International Women's Week, see what Vodacom is doing to help empower women.

Pioneering healthcare and improving lives  

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Vodacom’s innovative healthcare solutions improve the delivery of healthcare to those who need it most. Read about how mHealth technology is revolutionising access to essential care across South Africa and beyond, as well as how Vodacom's support has enabled the Shandukani Maternal and Child Health Centre in Hillbrow to care for vulnerable women and children.  

Mobile education for the nation  

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The Vodacom Mobile Education Programme gives young people access to quality instruction so that they can reach for their dreams. More than 2 000 schools and 80 teacher centres have already been supplied with IT equipment, allowing them to access the internet and run e-learning programmes. Various teacher training programmes are empowering educators to make use of the latest technology to engage with learners. 

Stop gender-based violence 

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Gender-based violence affects millions of lives every year, and Vodacom is doing its part to help women survivors. Read about the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre that Vodacom supports, and how it is providing survivors of violence with counselling and support. Gender-based violence affects millions of lives every year, and Vodacom is doing its part to help women survivors

Women changing the world 

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Vodacom’s Change the World programme supports visionaries who want to make the world a better place. The programme offers them the unique opportunity to volunteer at an NGO, while having their current salary paid to them by Vodacom. During International Women’s Week, we focus on three women who are making a difference in their communities.

Vodacom takes gender equality seriously 

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Vodacom leads when it comes to gender diversity and equality in the workplace. Through various initiatives, the company is helping women reach their full potential. Vodacom leads when it comes to gender diversity and equality in the workplace. Through various initiatives, the company is helping women reach their full potential.