Economic Empowerment of GBV Survivors PDF Print

CISP supports economic empowerment and skills development of GBV survivors as a strategy for reducing their vulnerability; and is partnering  with local NGOs that provide the livelihood support.


Testimonials from some of the women who have benefited


Nasteho, 22 yrs old, a mother of 3 from yaqshiid

“I have never been to school. Now I am learning what I didn’t know before. I’m learning how to write and read my language. I never had such an opportunity to learn before.

“I am learning how to make tie and dye fabrics in different designs; I produce beautiful and colorful scarfs. I plan to start a new business in my village at the end of this training.

“I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity.  It is really helpful for women like me; and for my children too.”


Fadumo, 30 year old, a mother of 5 from Bondhere

“My husband and I do causal jobs, I clean clothes for people in my village and my husband pushes a cart and we depend on the little money we earn. My parents could not afford to send me to school, so I didn’t know how to read or write. Not anymore, now I know how to write my name, and I am learning how to write Somali alphabets.

I am also learning how to sew, in the beginning of the course I enjoyed learning how to pedal and control the sewing machine.

My hope is to work for my children in so that they can get education,” I believe this opportunity will improve my family’s life.”



*names have been changed*




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