Financial dependence is one of the major issues that prevents women leaving violent partners. Punto de Encuentro supports victims of gender-based violence to improve their mental health and become ﬁnancially independent, premised on the idea that the ﬁrst step to empowering women in this situation is enabling them to find a source of income.
Working with vulnerable women, PdE offers therapy sessions and skills-based workshops to support women in developing professional skills, while also providing meals and childcare.
The team faces a challenge in tracking and communicating the impact of the project, as well as in raising the profile of their work. Securing stable funding is also a challenge.
Ember is working with the Punto de Encuentro team to map and consolidate the model, and to develop a robust monitoring and evaluation framework. This will buttress their fundraising efforts by making them more appealing to potential donors.
A volunteer-driven system of outreach, home visits, training and referrals to meet community mental health needs and raise awareness
Breaking cycles of violence in post-conflict settings through creative therapies and workshops
A community based organisation working to improve mental health provision in rural and impoverished areas of Uttarakhand