The residential shelter provides women and girls, from an isolated region of Central America, with assistance and safety as they escape violence and sexual abuse.
In the last few decades Waslala, an extremely isolated region just north of Nicaragua, has experienced intense armed conflict, and as a result has high regional and domestic violence and sexual abuse rates. Abuse victims, generally women and girls, need physical, emotional, and legal support. The residential shelter houses 15-25 women and children and allows them to leave traumatic pasts and begin to recover, both emotionally and physically. Once women are ready, they reenter their community.
Women are provided with a safe residence and participate in programs that provide emotional recuperation and legal support to assist with issues such as protection of children, divorce, and legalization of properties.
Open a new shelter that houses up to 25 women and their children. The project provides emotional support and legal assistance to women who will ultimately reintegrate into their community.
In Nicaragua every day, two young women between 14 and 25 years-old are raped and 12 are beaten or battered. The shelter is a safe haven for Waslala’s battered women to learn to protect their rights. - Ana Criquillion, Executive Director
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,804
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding.
Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as
indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the
"Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,804
The original project funding goal was $10,285.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $1,804 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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