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Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls

by Inwelle Study and Resource Centre
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls
Maid Strong: Stop Trafficking of Adolescent Girls

Summary

This project will tackle incidents of underaged vulnerable girls being trafficked as house helps or engaging in transactional sex for financial independence. The centre will engage in adult education for these girls, give them intensive marketable and life skills training to help them develop critical thinking, self-awareness, healthcare, and heightened aspiration to improve themselves and become successful adults.

$40,000
total goal
$34,605
remaining
48
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

The culture and other practices in our community, limit hope and aspiration for girls and/or lead to increasing vulnerability to HIV infection for adolescent girls. The families place these girls in homes to serve as house helps or force them into financially profitable marriages, or to engage in transactional sex. Trafficking these girls create serious long-lasting health and safety complications for them. Many are sent to homes that expose them to sexual violence from the males in the homes.

Solution

We have four categories of help, Education as Alternative to Work, Education Along with Work, Work without Sexual Violence, and Safe Haven. The goal is to dismantle violence against these vulnerable rural young girls by building their capacity to improve quality and dignity of life, provide support for obtaining education to further their ability to reach financial independence, improve their chances of acquiring better healthcare literacy, and provide a safe haven for those in dire situation.

Long-Term Impact

We expect a change in the way the girls seek to lift themselves out of poverty, gradual attitudinal change towards denying girls opportunities, a 20 to 25% reduction in sexual violence against house helps in our target areas, and a 15 to 20% reduction in early age sex situations in our target areas within two years. The girls will acquire skills that will give them financial independence and make them grow as sustainable adults. The families will not have the need to send them out as maids.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.inwellecentre.org
Voice of America TV Interview of the Founder
Enugu State TV Documentary on the Centre
The Founder Talking
UN Commission on the Status of Women Conference

Organization Information

Inwelle Study and Resource Centre

Location: Amorji Nike, Enugu - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @inwelle centre
Project Leader:
Christiana Okechukwu
Amorji Nike, Enugu, Nigeria
$5,395 raised of $40,000 goal
 
75 donations
$34,605 to go
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