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Helping Crisis Women and Girls from Inside Burma (Safe House)

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Providing a safe house and counselling for women and girls in crisis in Manipur and inside Burma.
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Women and girls who live inside Burma and in the border area face domestic violence in their families and the community. This is particularly true for women from the Kuki community. When they face such problems, they come to KWHRO for help as the organization is working in the border area. In some cases, the victim has to stay away from their homes before we are able to solve their problems, and thus they need a safe house to stay in. When they stay at the safe house, we give the victims some counseling, discussion, and encouragement.

Women ranging in age from 15 to 60 seek refuge in the safe house, with usually 3 to 4 women coming a month. KWHRO also holds weekly ‘’women’s exchanges’’ inside Burma, where women share the experiences and also receive information about the safe house.

You can help by contributing to the costs for running the safe house for 4 months, including house rental and utilities, coordinator’s and counselor’s salaries, and health care and food for the victims.

Additional Information

Name of Organization Kuki Women Human Rights Organization
About the Organisation

Kuki Women’s Human Rights was founded on January 1, 2000 in Moreh in the Manipur border area by more than 7 members. The organization supports democracy, human rights, women’s rights, and community empowerment. It provides a small amount of money to widows and very poor families in our community, and also provides shelter and medical treatment to women facing violence. KWHRO also has peace members who work inside Burma, giving training in peace, human rights, and violence against women issues, as well as traditional language inside Burma. It is working to solve the problem of violence with local community leaders and local people. The organization and what it does is well known in the community, which appreciates its work. KWHRO now has many members in the organization and is currently giving tailoring training to women in the community.

Total Costs INR 25,000 (approx. CZK 9,000 or EUR 360)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 9,000
Total Number of Shares 18
Location Moreh, Manipur
Timeframe July - October 2012
Progress Update July-August: In July and August, the KWHRO safe house helped two women who were victims of physical abuse by their husbands. The women were given shelter at the safe house, as well as food and medical treatment. They received counselling and support, and then participated in a mediated meeting with their husbands.

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