CWL Provides US$6,000 to Support SGBV Victims

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The Concern Women of Liberia (CWL) has provided US$6,000 to three institutions to support their work against sexual and gender based violence.
The money is part of mechanisms put in place by CWL leadership to provide support for Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) victims in Monrovia.
Institutions that benefited include: Hope for Women International; the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC); and Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK)-Liberia.
At the presentation over the weekend, a member of the CWL team, Madam Wadei Powell, said the money represented the organization’s way of providing support to victims of the SGBV. She praised the three institutions for their support to victims in restoring their dignities and hope.
Madam Powell said her organization is overwhelmed with the level of concerns from the various institutions toward victims of rape and promised to work with them in restoring hope to victims of rape.
She therefore remained hopeful that CWL would continue to contribute immensely in addressing situations surrounding rape and other violence against women across the country.
Hope for Women International, she said, would receive US$2,000; US$1,000 to PCC, and US$3000 for THINK-Liberia.
“We have observed the level of good work and care to victims of rape by these institutions and believe they need the support,” Madam Powell stated as she delivered the money to the three beneficiaries.
For PCC, she said the amount is in support of the upcoming healthcare service, which involves creating awareness on SGBV among others. She then expressed the hope that the money would serve the intended purpose.
Paynesville City Mayor, Cyvette Gibson, lauded the CWL for their contribution to the City Corporation and promised to use the money to create the necessary awareness and sensitization for both men and women through the use of fliers. The exercise has been scheduled to commence on September 12.
“We will also create questions and answers session during the launch of the program to ensure that our people are educated on the danger of rape. We will provide information on the disadvantages of people who are raped, but most importantly on how everyone can work to stop SGBV in Liberia,” Mayor Gibson explained.
The campaign, she added, would include medical practitioners to scrutinize participants to know their present health status and to also inform victims to prevent reoccurrences. She promised to ensure that the campaign is robust.
Madam Charlyne Brumskine, a CWL team member, said the their organization remained gratified by the works that the PCC, THINK-Liberia and Hope for Women continue to do in their respective locales, particularly rendering assistance to victims of rape.
Madam Brumskine emphasized the need to report rape cases, and urged victims not to keep silent.
Rosana H. Schaack, Executive Director of THINK, said they remain very grateful to CWL for the money.
CWL was established in March this year to help provide support to rape victims with six members including the three of the beneficiaries.

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