By: Staff Writer
Harper-October 19, 2020-WTVNEWS: Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) are poised to get relief as Rural Women of Maryland County are set to undergo the construction of a safe home.
With the Ministry of Gender statistics at over 1000 cases of rape and SGBV, Maryland County currently lacks a safe home of survivors.
The Rural Women, being eager to ensure survivors are safe and kept from discrimination, will engage in an agriculture project valued at 25,000USD to begin the construction of the home in that Southeastern County of Liberia.
The proposed Safe Home, which will commence by January 2021, will contain 12 bedrooms and other offices for the running of the facility.
According to head of the Rural Women in Maryland, Madam Felecia Twealy, the women will firstly so some collections among themselves to aid the work before moving on the getting proceeds from the agriculture project.
“We are hoping to start the project by January next year when we get the money because without the money we can’t even start the project. So looking at it importance we ourselves are collecting small money among ourselves. To start, that our women in Barrobo has started the harvest of groundnuts for onward selling as resources will be used for the Start of the project.
She stated that though it is needful for the Construction of the Home but help is needed from authorities and everyone to ensure the project is completed.
Madam Twealy was baffled at the fact that most survivors will face the community and the Perpetrators and get exposed to trauma.
“You know the reason why we are calling on people to help us build save home is because our children are suffering every day.
Can you imagine some of these children parents accused them of being witches and many of them are girls. Some of our girls children leave their parents houses and come on the street in the night because they feel there parents always hurt them so once we build that home,we will always talk to them and provide peer Counselor who will talk to them about the importance of life and how they can plan their family or life.
This is a big plan but together we can make it happen and safe our children”, the Maryland County Rural Women head narrated.
“At times I will sit down and cry often once i see our children, because we have suffer to born them and how can you born a child and another person come and abuse them for free”? Madam Felecia Twealy indicated.
She is however used the occasion to call on Humanitarian organizations, philantropist, and individuals to help contribute to the project as they struggle to save the lives of many young women and girls especially from traumatic abuse in Maryland County.