Short Term Emergency Safe Housing
Women and Girls in CRISIS in remote villages have nowhere to go to receive protective care and legal advice. WAGRAU provides short term EMERGENCY safe housing, consultation, mediation and if necessary - representation.
There are many reasons a woman or girl may seek safety in a time of crisis.
Here is a common example: Kicked out of the family home.
A teenage girl finds herself pregnant. If the father of the child is unwilling to marry her, the girl’s family loses out on her traditional “bride price” -- a gift of thanks for the marriage of their daughter (while this is a traditional practice, it often creates devastating consequences). With their daughter pregnant outside of marriage the impoverished family is left without money and TWO mouths to feed. Sometimes in anger and desperation, she is kicked out of her home and left to fend for herself, pregnant and in a remote village. WAGRAU will house a girl like this temporarily and counsel with the family to see if there can be reconciliation.
- Physical Violence