Cell Phones Protect 2250 Rural Women from Domestic
By Gretchen S. Wallace - Project Update
In 2008, we trained 80 new change agents who have designed 26 social projects that will serve thousands of marginalized women. We've launched ten of these locally-designed projects so far and have another 16 in development.
One project currently ready for launch is in the rural Mwendo district of Rwanda. Here, 50 percent of women experience some form of violence, including denial of property rights, sexual violence (marital rape) and domestic abuse. The "Relax" project will train local women representatives about domestic violence and provide them with cell phones to contact the police when a woman in their community has been beaten. This project team of ten will serve 2250 abused women in their first year, ensuring quick and effective intervention.
Please help us raise $5000 to launch this newest Global Grassroots project.
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