Since 2013, in Guinea Bissau there has been a law against gender-based violence. Despite this law being in place, this is not prioritised in the public budget and there are no government shelters to protect abused women. Shelters are a vital part of the process to support survivors to get their lives back and become economically independent, happy women.
Thanks to the awareness-raising by radio programs aired at Radio Mulher, women can reach out asking for help. Behind their radio studio in Bafatá, there is a piece of land that we would be able to purchase for € 12,000. We estimate that the construction will cost about € 40,000. The maintenance of the shelter, including workers and supplies, we have calculated at € 20,000 / year.
With the solidarity of a community of supporters, we want to open the First Shelter in Guinea Bissau and implement a methodology that can be easily replicated in other areas of the country, collaborating with public institutions to be used as a blueprint.
Goal: We need your support to raise € 40,000 to build the first shelter for abused women in Guinea Bissau.
€10,000 raised out of €40,000