Despite the numerous hardships African women endure at the hands of society, religion and tradition, they are still viewed by many as the weaker sex. In some parts of Africa, they deal with lack of education, sexual assault, female genitalia mutilation, underaged marriage, and physical abuse on a regular basis and yet some are able to escape these abject situations and thrive. But they don’t do it alone. All over Africa, women band together to help each other survive the many hardships of womanhood. And with each day, year and new generation, they are able to overcome and, in some cases, eradicate the hardships that stand in the way of the future of Africa’s little girls.