Catholic Relief Services is helping prevent violence against women in Nicaragua by educating men. Liz Quirin reports for Catholic News Service:
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees reports that nongovernmental organizations “estimate that up to 60 percent of (Nicaraguan) women have been physically abused by a partner at least once.”
Enter Catholic Relief Services and its partner agency, Caritas Nicaragua, which joined forces to reduce the violence against women by providing programming for men. The agencies’ officials said they saw the potential to reduce the violence, save women’ lives and promote healthy families in the process.
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