We have so far seen funds raised to support 78 Community Village Leaders working in their village for a year, helping abused women and at-risk girls. Thank you for your generosity, compassion and partnership. Many report a lot of fun was had raising these funds! $250 = 1 Community Village Leader in one village for a year.
Support Community Leaders
Today is March 8th, and is International Women’s Day. This provides a great opportunity to raise awareness of issues of abuse and marginalisation encountered by thousands of women. It is a platform for people to support our Community Village Leaders who work to combat the abuse. These brave women leaders ensure abused women have access to healthcare, counselling and support, and are empowered to recover freedom, dignity and hope. Community Village Leaders also work to ensure vulnerable girls are protected from trafficking, and can live lives of opportunity and dreams.
A Community Village Leader is a woman who has left the illegal practice of systemic abuse, received training, and returns to her community to prevent the trafficking of vulnerable girls into the practice, and assist other women to find freedom and hope.
Every $250 funds one Community Village Leader in one village for one year.
Just $250 supports a Community Village Leader for 1 year in 1 village.
This provides paid and respectable work to women who have left systemic abuse, restoring their dignity and empowering them to help more women in more villages. They also prevent the trafficking of more little girls from their village, saving them from a life of pain.
We currently have Community Village Leaders in 270 villages and need to continue to support them. But we want to do more. We want to reach into more villages so more women are set free, and more little girls protected. To do this, we need to raise more increments of $250.
Download our International Women’s Day Tool Kit for ideas and tips and join our 2021 IWD campaign. Follow DFN on Facebook where we will be profiling the needs, posting stories, updating the number of Community Village Leaders supported, and sharing the creative ways people are partnering with us.