Violence and abuse among intimate partners is the most common form of gender violence in the world. Wives and female partners are abused in so many ways: emotionally, physically and economically. Pangani District is not different.
Shemsa is a young widow who participated in both our Reflective Leadership and Violence Against Women and Girls trainings. As a member in her village leadership coalition and as a woman and a mother, these trainings have been turning points in her life.
“I’m a mother and a widow. After the death of my husband, his family wanted to confiscate all the property that I owned with him, and only give me a little. After getting educated, I realized these are the ways of the past, and today women have rights. I thank UZIKWASA for taking me from the dark and showing me the light. UZIKWASA gave me a way to see how to secure my rights. Now my home, businesses and properties have returned to my hands. I’m very thankful for UZIKWASA.”
With your help Shemsa and other women in Pangani continue to be empowered to claim their rights as they develop new confidence in their ability to take control of their own lives.
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