If women are better educated about the laws, they can either take care of themselves or get the proper counsel. Women are able to be more empowered.Liudimila
FESPAD is supporting women like Liudimila and Ana who are part of a 27-woman-strong committee that reaches out to 300 female victims of violence in their community. It’s a cause that’s close to Ana’s personal experience. At the time she started this work, she was facing violence at the hands of her husband.
We’re encouraging women to stand up for themselves, helping them understand the existing laws and equipping them to gain access to the rights to which they are entitled through legal advice.
This work is not without its challenges. Gang members have threatened to kill Ana’s husband as a result of her work and have asked the committee to leave certain areas where they’ve hosted workshops.
However, these women will not give up and neither will our partners.