We are so grateful that we have received your support to enhance the lives of so many girls by giving them justice when they have been mistreated. It’s very upsetting and unfortunate, but in Kenya there are many girls who are treated as second class citizens. By this they are regularly harassed by men, verbally, emotionally and sexually. Men have been getting away with these incredibly life altering incidents for years but with our help many girls have been able to afford lawyers who defend them. We have given the girls a place to stay and provided care for the girls away from the person who had abused them. We provide support for the girls to work through the trauma. We have many girls who still need the trauma support. Since more girls are getting justice, less men are committing crimes against them. This is exactly what we have been going for. Even though this project is “retired,” we are not done. There are still many girls who could benefit from the therapy, being able to escape from their abusers and having lawyers who truly care about them. You can donate to our fundraiser focussed on giving girls education https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-kenyan-girls-with-education/. Although the title only mentions education, we recognize that it takes major emotional work to dedicate time to school, especially when a girl is hiding from their abusers, struggling to find food and caring for many younger siblings. Asante.
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