Mothers' Union

Women taking a stand against Gender-Based Violence

Mothers' Union will empower 4,225 Gender-Based Violence survivors or women at risk with vital support & skills to heal & remain safe. These women will become community advocates, supporting activities that challenge harmful behaviours that endanger women, helping achieve long-term change.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (240531)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£72,000

Donations

0

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Around the world, 35% of women have experienced abuse and the UN estimates 137 women are killed by a member of their family each day. In Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa the restrictions around Covid-19 have made it even more difficult for survivors of GBV to access the medical and legal support they need. Gender stereotypes and patriarchy continue to perpetuate harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, child abuse, and domestic abuse in Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa.

Solution

Working with some of the most vulnerable women in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa, Mothers' Union will support survivors of GBV and at-risk women, alongside communities to identify, challenge, and reduce cases. 182 coordinators will directly support cases of abuse. Beneficiaries will be supported and trained to spot the signs of GBV, identify the most vulnerable, and signpost them to legal and medical support. Community and religious leaders will be involved to actively combat this at all levels.

  • I was just ten years old when my mother was killed, we must all stand together against gender-based violence. Domestic abuse is terrible to think about – but that doesn’t mean we can turn away. I hope you can give your support this Christmas.

    — Sarah, Mothers' Union Member & Counsellor in South Africa

  • Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.

    — Proverbs 31:8