Dedication: To all the women and girls of The Sreepur Village
November 25 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.
One in three women and girls around the world has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Currently, The Sreepur Village is working to empower 150 mothers, of which the following are: 23 divorced, 57 abandoned, 30 separated, 5 unmarried and 35 widowed. Out of these 150 women, and regardless of their marital status, over 100 have experienced some form of brutal violence in their lifetime.
In Bangladesh, tackling violence against women and girls is a top priority for the government and non-governmental organisations. The Sreepur Village heavily supports victims of violence in ensuring that women and girls are sheltered in a safe and secure environment.
In helping to eliminate violence against women and girls, The Sreepur Village focuses on economic empowerment, health and education, so that these vulnerable victims of society can follow their dreams without living in fear or poverty. Our programmes offer women and girls different training schemes, which in turn helps to create job opportunities where they can earn their own livelihoods, support their families and be reintroduced into society.
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