Compassion In Kenya

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Compassion CBO

Compassion CBO, was formed to eradicate poverty through education and sustainable development among women living in the slums and rural areas of Kenya and to rehabilitate orphans and vulnerable children.

Survivors In DR Congo

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COFAPRI

COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo The organisation empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.

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When Religious Duty Becomes Slave Labour

The women strongly believe that a priest cannot harm them because he is a man who was chosen by God to serve them and these priests know this, which they use to abuse these DRC illiterate women and girls in remote villages....

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So long as only the women are more actively involved in agriculture, while the majority of men roam up and down the village seeking alcohol, the situation will always remain catastrophic...

These men who spend days and days drinking alcohol, once back home (often too late), they abuse their wives, beat, insult, harass them sexually, etc.

Once the harvest is sold, the woman is asked for all the money and it is the man who keeps it...

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Exorcism is lucrative business in the DRC.

Barbaric and shameful exorcisms have often been performed using petrol which is poured in the eyes and ears of these defenceless children.

Tragically, some pastors of churches attempt exorcisms in which they place children's hands in near-boiling water to purge what they call bad spirits.

Street-girls 

Here in the DRC, the number of street children is on the rise.

DRC street children have become destitute in the real sense of the word, as they have no shelter on their heads and have no one to provide them with plates of food for survival.

I am certain the reason for this is that many of them have been victims of the political and social environment of their respective communities over periods of time.

Hair-Salon

Zoneziwoh Mbongdgulo interviews Ms. Josephine Mbasso Ezoy: “Though my saloon is for profit-making, I prefer to help those who don’t have anything than those who can afford their daily bread...”

The Impact of Climate Change on Women and Children in Southern India - Statement by New Life - Safeworld Field Partner.

Girls in DR Congo

Breaking the silence of household violence in DR Congo

 

Grace--Tereza

Tereza had been abused by men and left with 4 children to care for. Homeless, they had wandered the streets. Now... the men and women of AWARE Uganda carefully constructed her first home.