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    Weʼve raised £260 to help 'Eve' fulfil her dream of becoming a lawyer and joining the fight against sexual violence towards women.

    Edinburgh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Funded on Thursday, 16th February 2017

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    Story

    Sexual violence against women is extremely common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is due to a weakened legal system which means perpetrators can act without impunity. 'Eve' was raped repeatedly by her father, yet when she attempted to bring him to justice, despite an overwhelming case against him, he evaded a conviction. In addition to this, she was ostracised by her family.

    She found legal representation from the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and was so inspired by their work that she dreamed of becoming a lawyer in order to help other girls like herself.

    Her story was reported by Ruth Mclean who is the West African correspondent for the guardian (link to the article below). I contacted her directly, and she put me in touch with the country director for the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in the Congo (link below). We can't undo what has been done to Eve but we can change the course of her life by providing her with a safe place to live and covering living and study expenses including books and tuition fees.

    By helping 'Eve' in this way, we will be also helping all the girls that she will go on to represent and continuing the fight against violence towards women in the DRC.

    If you need any additional information, please contact me. I have provided links to the guardian article and the website for the American Bar Association in the Congo. As the article indicates, 'Eve's' real name has been changed to protect her identity.

    The money we raise will go to support 'Eve'. If we raise any additional funds, this will either go toward other scholarships or legal aid for other rape victims.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/dec/09/rape-survivor-finds-justice-elusive-democratic-republic-congo

    http://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/where_we_work/africa/democratic_republic_congo/programs.html

    Yours Gratefully
    Tania Pawade

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    • Tania Pawade2 years ago
      Tania Pawade

      Tania Pawade

      2 years ago

      Thank you so so much for your donations. Your support means more than you can ever know. I am arranging other fundraising events to raise extra money and will ensure that Eve gets the opportunities that she deserves.

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    Supporters

    10

    • Amtul Carmichael

      Amtul Carmichael

      Feb 5, 2017

      £20.00

    • Jane Flint

      Jane Flint

      Feb 5, 2017

      Every good wish to you and Eve in achieving your goals! Jane Flint Bridgewater

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 24, 2017

      Una pequeña donación que ojalá ayude a cambiar una vida. Gran iniciativa Tania! :)

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2017

    • Annie RS

      Annie RS

      Jan 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • Floris de vries

      Floris de vries

      Jan 20, 2017

      Good luck

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 20, 2017

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    Tania Pawade

    Tania Pawade

    Edinburgh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    I was both saddened and inspired by 'Eve's story and am motivated to help her achieve her ambition of becoming a lawyer so that more perpetrators of sexual violence in the Congo are brought to justice.

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