The MOVE circles helped men to understand that real men do not violate or oppress women. We are optimistic that MOVE circles give a loud and positive message that the ice surrounding the issue of men and Violence Against Women (VAW) can be melted...
Elizabeth Lemoyog, a PCF facilitator, told me that the women in Namayiana Village wanted to tell me something. Elizabeth was smiling and had a sparkle in her eyes... "We have decided to abandon FGM in Namayiana Village.” This was the BEST news we could ever have received!!
The children who were once labourers are now students and are doing well. Their confidence and interest in studying motivate us to continue our work... We are also making an effort to financially support these children once they are admitted to regular schools.
The thing I find most inspiring about Evanson is not just how hard he works for so little, but also his complete commitment to helping people help themselves. He has started so many groups and projects and requires nothing back, except maybe the friendship of others...
In Katana, I met the local leaders for the first time - "Look at this lady who has been coming from afar; she has climbed mountains and walked in mud to look for us – this is how we must behave." Local leader.
“Since I have been earning this money I see things are changing positively in my life. My family can now enjoy things we were not enjoying before. I think if we can be using this money well we can go far. If we help other members, after a long period all of us can develop..."
“I refuse to walk in my mum’s shoes” says Mister, a 14 year-old child bride, talking to WFAC about how she was forced to marry a man who is three times her age... Ms. Mister narrates her struggle to WFAC, fighting against marrying a 35 year-old man.
Kroo Bay has been hit hard by Ebola. One of the children who attends our school, Davida, is now an orphan. A total of 123 people are affected, 74 adults and 49 children.... WYCF is leading an Ebola education programme - this trusted network of CBOs has unique access to slum communities around Freetown.