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stop_violence_against_womenViolence against women (VAW)

Violence against women (VAW), also known as gender-based violence, is, collectively, violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Sometimes considered a hate crime,this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim’s gender as a primary motive. This type of violence is gender-based, meaning that the acts of violence are committed against women expressly because they are women. The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states that:

“violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women” and that “violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men.”

Jane is one of beneficiaries of MECO OVC sponsorship program
vision“I always wanted to be a teacher, especially in my community, because the literacy levels are very low and poverty high. I really want to be part of the ‘changers’ of the status quo. This is only possible if I have an education, college education. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel after completing college through support of MECO. Right now I am prepared to perform even better because you’ve given me everything I need and now its up to me to sit down and work hard.”Said Jane

 

 

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Alice is a beneficiary of MECO WASH programme This is like a dream come true. I am so grateful to MECO for drilling us a borehole. You have solved  my  biggest  puzzle  in  life  as  a  mother  and pastoralist.  I  can  now  fetch  water  on  a daily  basis  at  a  near  distance  and  do  my  washing  regularly  as  my  livestock  drink  water daily.  The  hygiene  status  of  my  family  and  health  of  my  livestock  has  improved tremendously. Says Alice.

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               Women are fetching clean water after the borehole has been drilled.

 

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