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Help Battered Women in Nicaragua

We have 17 days to raise funds for our documentary project Nicaragua: Solidarity House. http://kck.st/g5LZEA

Solidarity House (Casa Solidaridad) is the first battered women's shelter in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Constructed by members of the community just last year, it provides a warm "safe" house for women and their children as they rebuild their lives. Working in partnership with the local free school and medical clinic, the shelter offers psychological counseling, educational and job training, and legal support - all in a country where social services are rare or unavailable.

Our project, in collaboration with the Public Science Project and the Newton Sister City Project, will document the continued development of the shelter and its impact on San Juan del Sur. We will focus attention on the lives of local women, their families, and local police and judicial practices. Through multiple interviews we will attempt to unravel the historical and structural realities of violence against women in the region. Solidarity House aims to develop their shelter as a national model for comprehensive community-based battered women's shelters. We believe that a deep local look at how this one low-resourced community has responded to the crisis of violence against women and families has the power to broadly expand our understanding of how to protect women and children's human right to live free of violence. With this film we join Solidarity House in their goal to educate and promote change in Nicaragua and beyond.

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