Lacan Ite Bit Kuku-KukuFighting Domestic Violence through Drama, Song, Home Visits and Community Education
Issue: The high level of domestic violence in this community has several root causes, including alcoholism and the money spent on alcohol; misconceptions about women's rights to family property. lack of awareness about women's rights in general; undervaluing of girls education, and a lack of women in leadership roles.
Mission: To reduce the high level of domestic violence in the community through sensitizations, dialogues, home visits, drama, and psychosocial support
Solution: Working with local leaders, the team identifies and visits homes where domestic violence is known to occur to provide education to the targeted couples and psychological support for victims of violence. The team also uses drama and song to educate and sensitize the community at large on women's rights, the dangers of alcoholism, and domestic violence. Finally, the team encourages women to move into leadership roles in the community.
- Alcoholism reduced from 75% to 45%
- A 50% drop in domestic violence
- A 100% increase in the number of children attending school
- Pay school fees for 5 girls who have dropped out of school so they can return and get an education
- Create a savings and loan group for team members
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