Breaking the cycle of gender violence

by Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)
Mar 19, 2008

Supporting sexually abused women/girls

As the post-election violence spread throughout the country, GEMINI's grassroots volunteers were activated to assess the situation on the ground.

We received reports of women and girls being sexually abused by enraged men. Hundreds of survivors stumbled to health centers for emergency medication.

Using our networks, we were able to reach over 245 abused women with Emergency Contraceptives, STD Prophylaxis, pregnancy tests, Urinalysis and HIV testing.

We also recruited more counselors to provide emotional and trauma counseling. With tears flowing and nursing battered spirits, most of the survivors said they had forgiven their assailants.

We will continue to provide Continous Medical Assessment and examination as well as provide psychosocial support and spiritual healing.

Without the GlobalGiving donation that came in handy, we shudder to think what could have happened to all the hapless survivors.

Thank You so much!! We still have a long way to go and your esteemed support is always welcome!!


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Grassroots Empowerment Initiative (GEMINI)

Project Leader:
Stella Amojong
Program Coordinator

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