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Women

Although war affects whole communities, women and girls can suffer disproportionately. They are victims of systematic sexual violence, constitute 80% of internally displaced people and refugees, and are more likely to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases.  And yet, while enduring unimaginable horror, they support their families.  They are agents of change, and where they prosper, their communities prosper.  But their low status makes them vulnerable to exploitation, early pregnancy, domestic abuse, gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS infection. Therefore we focus on developing projects that educate and train women, improving their self-confidence and encouraging them to work together to solve their problems.

Women
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Rose’s story: a day in the life

As a social worker in Patongo, Rose helps people work through trauma and depression.

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Finding solace in community

Clémence was a single parent, struggling to raise her five kids before she joined Aspire.

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Founding the Wanda Bakery

Women use their kitchen skills to earn crucial income in post-genocide Rwanda.

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Women are strong together

In Patongo, women are working together to generate, save and invest their income.