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We were very excited to have Dame Jenni Murray OBE present the BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of Womankind on Sunday 14th May. If you missed the live broadcast you can listen again here.

As a woman in Ethiopia, you are more likely to have been beaten or raped than you are to have learnt to read.

At just 16 years old Mekedes had been sent to live with her older brother. He was supposed to send her to school. But Mekedes endured five years of rape and abuse at the hands of her brother.

In Ethiopia, Womankind supports women-only shelters run by our partner, Association for Women's Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD), to care for girls like Mekedes. These safe places run by local women’s organisations provide specialist nursing staff and counsellors to support women and girls as they begin to rebuild their lives.

For just £28 we can provide a girl like Mekedes with a bed, food and medical care for 1 month. This can give her a safe place to begin her recovery.

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