Empowering women who have experienced gender-based violence
In Rwanda we work with women who have experienced gender-based violence (Gender-based violence is violence directed against a person because of their gender or violence that disproportionately affects persons of a particular gender. You can see our definition here).
Many of these women faced destitution. After having the bravery to leave abusive relationships or seek support after horrific experiences, they are often left without an income to support themselves or their children.
Alongside our partners we bring together women who have had similar experiences – and provide safe spaces where they can discuss their rights, access key services, learn skills, develop businesses and support each other.