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Update on "WAWAS" project due to COVID-19

Due to the Global Crisis caused by COVID-19, our president timely interrupted the school cycle since the 12th of March to the 30th of April, until further notice. Therefore, we cannot provide our free legal and psychological services personally, however we have our psychologists, lawyers and social workers available by phone, WhatsApp, Facebook or Telegram to provide services remotely.

On the other hand, as there are many people that cannot identify alone a situation of violence, we have developed a virtual instrument to help potential victims to recognize their own conditions and value whether they need immediate help or not. This online form can be easily filled out from any device with few MB of internet, it takes only 3 minutes. Currently, it is usual that in low-income countries, youth and women have just some money on their phones to access internet, because it results very expensive to have a landline or WiFi at home. In Bolivia during the sanitary emergency the government is subsidizing a monthly amount of internet for cellphones as well as electricity and water (for three months) Therefore, our form is available and accessible for almost all through a simple click

 Wawas Project

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Our WAWAS project (which means children in the native language Quecha) attempts above all to reduce the rates of domestic violence that mainly affect children as direct victims or witnesses of violence. For us, the fact of suffering or witnessing violence from early childhood is one of the causes for the rest of society's ills, such as crime, youth gangs, femicides, corruption, early pregnancies and even poverty. For this reason, the main objective is that the home and family become the safest places for all its members and from there a change of mentality is generated in favor of a culture of non-violence and peaceful coexistence with other actors. of the society.
The WAWAS project implements a Prevention, Protection, Rehabilitation and training program that allows all school-age children and adolescents, parents, teachers, principals and local leaders, to denature violence, identify it, interrupt it and prevent it. , promoting the practice of values ​​such as respect, tolerance, solidarity and recognition.

General purpose:
Reduce the rates of Domestic Violence exercised on a daily basis within the family nucleus, which affects children and adolescents as the main victims, promoting NON-VIOLENCE as a form of universal coexistence.

Areas of intervention:

  • Awareness and prevention.
  • Psychological and legal assistance.
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation.
  • Capacity building.

 

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Documentary Video "WAWAS" Project
 

With the support of:

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Fellowship:

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