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Why we Built our Shelter

We realised that the awareness trainings under our Human Rights and GBV Program started to have a deep impact as more and more women came to the office to report cases of domestic violence and abuse. This is why we decided to start the Nyonga Women's Shelter. Continuing awareness campaigns and prevention helped prevent similar events happening by making them no longer socially acceptable, changing people's mentality and breaking the silence around these topics.

Violence does still happen so victims need a safe space where they can escape this violence, seek refuge and rebuild themselves

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Importance of our Shelter

Regional authorities lack technical capacity and resources to meet GBV survivors' immediate and long-term needs. In the region where we are located the rate of domestic violence is very high (75% women are said to have experienced domestic violence). This is why it is so important that the Nyonga Women's Shelter remains open and able to support as many women and girls as possible.

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Safe and non-stigmatising multi-sectoral GBV response services (psychological, legal, economic, medical)
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