Violence against women is a serious problem in Bolivian society. Seven in ten women experience physical or sexual violence. In 2012 a law was passed to protect women against violence. Unfortunately daily practice is different.
Mensen met een Missie is training young people and victims as ambassadors against violence. We offer psychological, social and legal support to the victims and are actively lobbying local and national authorities.
In five years 5000 women have participated in our training programmes and 3000 victims have received support. Police officers have been trained in dealing with victims. An increasing number of (young) men is reached and meeting places have been created where violence and the suppression of women can be discussed.
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Our mission is a decent existence for everyone.
We empower people and enable them to
improve their own lives.