Women group, UN Trust Fund support survivors of violence in Kaduna
Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI) has begun to support women, who survived various forms of violence in Kaduna State.
The project tagged ‘Together We Can (TWC)’ is expected to be implemented from November 2023 to October 2026 with support from the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fund).
TWC Project Director for EWEI, Rachel Ogbonna, disclosed in Kaduna, yesterday, that the initiative would provide comprehensive support to women survivors of violence in crisis areas of the state.
She said the project would build upon the successes of the recent EWEI’s Our Safe Spaces (OSS) project, which supported women that survived physical, sexual, economic, emotional and psychological violence.
“The TWC project recognises that women encounter inter-sectional discrimination and violence based on their gender and was exacerbated by their socio-economic status. This has led to barriers in accessing justice, support services, and healthcare among other critical services.
“The marginalised women and girls’ socio-economic backgrounds also heighten their vulnerability to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) due to limited access to resources, education and other economic opportunities,” she said.
Portfolio Manager for Africa, UN Trust Fund, Anna Alaszewski, said the Fund was pleased to partner with EWEI for a second time on a project to address violence against women and girls.
She described the project as a “much-needed” intervention, which would take place in the context of the ongoing crises in Kaduna and provide vital services to support survivors of violence.
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