Welcome to the safe house!
Posted by sharon on Wednesday 16th November 2016
The Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD) supports women and young girls who have been victims of rape, domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. AWSAD runs three safe houses that provides shelter, food, counselling, medical services and legal aid to the women and girls. But this is only the first step in AWSAD's holistic rehabilitation service for victims of gender-based violence.
They are are also engaging the women and girls in basic literacy education and skills training so that they are in the best position to secure employment and generate their own income when they leave the safe house. AWSAD delivers further training to community and government institutions, such as primary schools and police offices, to enhance their capacity of providing quality services to victims of gender based violence.
Our Ethiopiaid offices abroad work closely with AWSAD and have been very impressed with the great results of the program. We are delighted to contribute to this progress throughout FY 16/17 with a 12-month pilot program.
The program addresses violence against women and girls through prevention, rehabilitation, economic empowerment and support. It focuses on healing the women and girls both physically and mentally, whilst providing them with the skills and confidence to reintegrate back into society. In the first 12 months of the program, AWSAD hopes to support over 200 women and girls!
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