The recipients for 2019 where are follows:
Dorothy Kwennah Tooman – DEN-L
Dorothy received a bursary of $3,710 for the Development Education Network Liberia (DEN-L) from the Dympna Meaney Fund in 2019 in order to implement a Capacity Building Project. DEN-L’s work focuses on to promote gender equality through human resource development, policy influencing, peace building, economic empowerment and networking. This project was implemented in Bong County in Central Liberia. The project’s basis was on strengthening the knowledge and skills of local female leaders on issues such as gender based violence and its health implications. This is as well as further educating female leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ruth Nyaboke Magaka
The Dympna Meaney Fund provided Ruth a bursary of 2340 euro in 2019 for the Ibeno Self Help Group. This was funded to carry out a Capacity Building Project. The projects core was to educate anti-gender based violence advocates on meeting the psychosocial needs of survivors/victims of GBV in conflict settings at Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya. The goal of this project was to develop approaches of addressing sexual violence. This included to establish effective support mechanisms for women and girls whos sexual rights are being violated and to raise public awareness of GBV issues through advocacy in the context of conflict settings.
Violet Kavere Chahale
Violet from the Nyansakia Wise Women Group received funding from the Dympna Meaney Fund in 2019 of 2,370 euro for the Nyansakia Wise Women’s Group. This bursary was for a capacity building training for Anti-Gender Based violence advocates on meeting the psychosocial needs of survivors/victims of GBV in conflict settings at Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret, Kenya. The aim of this project was to learn skills in peace building, conflict mitigation and management of GBV cases. These skills will then be implemented during awareness and information sessions Violet intends to conduct in conflict prone areas where GBV is significantly prevalent.
The Dympna Meaney fund provided Ajilong with a bursary of 738 euro for Self Help Africa in Soroti in the Eastern part of Uganda in 2019. This was given to Ajilong to fund a Training Course of Counsellors in HIV/AIDS. The training that was given will help to improve counselling skills and the quality of their service in her community. In this community, GBV is widespread as it is made worse by the high HIV prevalence rate in the area. Men often blame the women for infecting them with HIV which results in GBV.