Raped now pregnant, Binta* needs urgent help

by Women in Liberation & Leadership in The Gambia

Raped now pregnant, Binta* needs urgent help

£1,200

raised of £5,000 target

50

supporters
24% 20 hours left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 22nd 2019 at 6:44pm

A young girl is pregnant through rape & if she goes home she may be forced to marry her rapist; we are raising money to bring her to safety.

by Women in Liberation & Leadership in The Gambia

Raped by a married man old enough to be her father, Binta* was forced to leave school when her parents realised she was pregnant. Just a child herself, she is now heavily pregnant and risks being made to marry her rapist if she returns home. Because of her age, and the fact that she has undergone female genital mutiliation (FGM), there is a high risk that without the right medical support her life, and the unborn baby, could be put in serious danger. 

Women in Liberation and Leadership are supporting the girl and have found a house to rent and turn into a safe place to accommodate her and other girls in her situation. They are urgently looking for household items including clothes and hygiene products and funds to pay for rent, food, utilities and medical care. 

Your donation can give this child and other children a lifeline; a safe home, access to health and a hope for the future. #HelpBinta

*Binta is a pseudonym to protect her identity. 

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All money raised will be donated to Women in Liberation and Leadership (WILL), a NGO aiming to protect and transform the lives and rights of women and girls in The Gambia. 

WILL is a charitable organisation incorporated under the Companies Act 2013 | Company number 2018/C7112

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