Women & War
In our work towards the liberation of womyn and children, we have come to recognize how difficult it is to start a different life in a new country, especially when you do not have anyone to help and support you. Adjusting to a new language, a new culture and a new way of living can be tough and isolating.
We have been supporting survivors of violence for approximately twenty-five years. Our approach is survivor-directed, which means our information comes from women directly. We believe that women are the experts in their lives and can make the right choices for themselves and their families.
Program & Services
The services within our Women and War program include:
- Individual support.
- Art expression Support group.
- Advocacy around womyn’s rights and gender-based discrimination.
- Accompaniment and referrals around medical, legal, and immigration issues.
- Building networks with diverse communities.
- Outreach and public education around the issues faced by survivors of war, rape, and torture.
- Raising awareness and sensitivity to the issues of immigrant and refugee womyn and their families.
- Opportunities to talk with other womyn on issues that are important to the womyn in their communities.
- Opportunities to set up informal support networks in their communities.
We believe supporting the survivors of wartime violence against womyn is essential to our work. We provide a holistic approach in cooperation with organizations, communities, and families. If you come for support, your privacy and feeling of safety are our first concerns.