The residential shelter provides women and girls, from an isolated region of Central America, with assistance and safety as they escape violence and sexual abuse.
In the last few decades Waslala, an extremely isolated region just north of Nicaragua, has experienced intense armed conflict, and as a result has high regional and domestic violence and sexual abuse rates. Abuse victims, generally women and girls, need physical, emotional, and legal support. The residential shelter houses 15-25 women and children and allows them to leave traumatic pasts and begin to recover, both emotionally and physically. Once women are ready, they reenter their community.
Women are provided with a safe residence and participate in programs that provide emotional recuperation and legal support to assist with issues such as protection of children, divorce, and legalization of properties.
Open a new shelter that houses up to 25 women and their children. The project provides emotional support and legal assistance to women who will ultimately reintegrate into their community.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).