Domestic violence aimed at women is the norm in Kyrgyzstan. Upwards of 40% of marriages are forced upon unwilling women who are kidnapped and held hostage until they comply. Many of these marriages end in abuse, rape and other violence.
Hands of Hope provides a safe shelter and other services to these victims of domestic violence. They train leaders to fight such abuse and advocate for women. Learn more at handsofhopehandicrafts.com.