First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

Donations matched until 5th December!

We will double your donation today at no extra cost!

For one week only, your donation will be matched at no extra cost to you.

an incredible opportunity to have your donation matched, pound for pound, for one week only. Today, I want to tell you how your support can transform a whole family.  

Did you know that one of the key goals of our programme is to help women build skills in decision making and negotiation within the household?

After their rights awareness training – which costs just £30 per woman – our programme graduates feel confident to contribute to household decisions that are traditionally dominated by men – like making informed choices about family planning and finances.

Together, women begin to speak up about their experiences of domestic violence and injustice and become advocates for local issues affecting women’s lives. Challenging traditional views about women's role in society ensures their children can live in a more equal community.

For this week only, donation of £15 becomes £30 at no extra cost to you – this could pay for one woman to complete the rights awareness training and make her voice heard at home and in her community. 
Veronica, Ayuba and their youngest daughter
Veronica, a graduate of our year-long programme in Nigeria with her husband Ayuba, who took part in our Men's Engagement Programme. Photo: Monilekan
"In the past, he was not concerned about me. But now, he takes very good care of our family," shares Veronica, whose husband, Ayuba, graduated from the Men's Engagement Programme. Together, they are now creating a savings plan to support the medical expenses of their young family.

By engaging men in women's empowerment, we can ensure that the voices of women survivors of war are heard.

This creates more equal communities where families like Ayuba and Veronica work together to ensure their children are healthy, go to school and have a bright future. Help us reach our goal of enrolling 5,000 husbands, fathers, and brothers in our programme next year.
 

Give today and your donation will be matched 100% at no extra cost to you.  

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