Protect 815 Rwandan Women from Domestic Violence

by Global Grassroots
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Mar 27, 2010

Global Grassroots March 2010 Update

In the 100 days of the Rwandan genocide, between 250,000 and 500,000 women and girls were raped, gang raped, or sexually mutilated and 68% of survivors contracted HIV. In a study conducted by the Rwandan National Institute of Statistics, 31% of women surveyed reported domestic abuse, 60% of these women did not report their abuse to authorities. There are no shelters for victims of violence in Rwanda.

Global Grassroots deeply appreciates your support of this anti-violence project. To date, we have raised $1658 of the necessary $3958.

Funds permitting, we will launch this and an additional seven social venture projects in Rwanda this year. In June, we will return to Rwanda to host our sixth Academy for Conscious Change and, in partnership with Jewish Helping Hands, offer training for our project teams in reproductive health, social-issue filmmaking, computer literacy, English, and trauma healing through yoga and breathwork. We happily report the recent launch of Light in Our Home, a women-led project aimed at reducing gender-based violence and the stigma associated with reporting domestic violence in the Byimana sector of rural Rwanda. Additionally, we have been working in Haiti, offering the trauma healing portion of our program to women survivors of the earthquake.

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Global Grassroots

Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Gretchen Wallace
President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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