A milestone...! This is how I can describe the events of last month. We finally managed to convince survivors of domestic violence to come out in the open and share their experiences..!
Fungua Roho Yako (Speak Your mind!) is a support circle that will enable women experiencing family violence meet, exchange experiences and build their self-esteem.
As they say, every journey starts with a single step. We want to encourage these women break the silence and invoke the community to support them in ending the violence.
Support us in supporting them. They have the will, the determination and the courage. Now they just need wings to fly..
Thanks so much for your previous support. Clicking that donation button gives a woman a pair of lovely wings..
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Domestic violence is still one of the most stigmatized family issues. The shame. The dejection. The trauma.
But thanks to all of you. GEMINI's intervention over the past year is slowly opening up the topic and encouraging more abused women to speak up.
Recently, we received $733 for our projects from GlobalGiving donors. We have been able to reach 13 families struggling with the effects of family violence.
Thanks so much! With your support,we will be making personalized visits to affected homes and offer free counseling.
We would like to encourage each one of you to visit our projects, provide feedback and make a donation, however small!!
Again, thanks so much and in case you need detailed info on any of our projects, kindly get in touch.
Sorry for the long silence...but I'm back.
Just wanted to keep you updated on a recent visit by a GlobalGiving evaluator, Leah, to our projects.
This detailed report seeks to provide a more detailed insight on her visit and fill some of the gaps that her report did not address.
Kindly pore over it and keep those comments flowing.
NB: We also attach a summarized version of our financial expenses for the past 4 months.
Thanks so much for all your support over the last year. We have kickstarted a process of breaking the culture of silence that surrounds violence within the family.
We have struggled to open up space for discussion and self-analysis by abused women.
To some extent, we have partially succeeded but we still have a long way to go. We still need all the support to change cultural perceptions and myths that legitimize violence.
With your assistance, we have been able to reach out to community gatekeepers, abusive husbands and the community at large.
We look forward to a more fruitful process where we can successfully engage more partners in this crusade against the outdated domestic violence.
Once again thanks so much for all your support. As we start the year, we hope you will be as supportive and assist us break the culture of violence.
We look forward to your feedback after going through the summarised version of our 6-month financial breakdown.
Hope you are all doing great!!
Mid this year we carried a campaign to sensitize the community about domestic violence.
During the one-month campaign, we learnt that men still consider battering their wives as a normal practice, never mind laws outlawing domestic violence.
Some of the men said a husband who does not beat his wife cannot be considered for a leadership position in the community!
And the women still believe that men have a right to clobber them. Some women even reported that they had asked their spouses to beat them!!
Between august and December we will be sharing with you profiles of women who have overcome violence as well as stories of women who are still shackled by this archaic practice.
Enjoy reading and keep your feedback (and support!!) flowing in.
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