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Violence Against Women and Children

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Total commitment of meals to be delivered through to the end of 2022

More than 500 women experience some form of violence every hour in Brazil, according to data released prior to the onset of COVID-19. At least one women is murdered every two hours.

The Caring Family Foundation is committed to helping women and children to live free from violence, humanitarian crises and discrimination.

The Foundation supports women and children in Brazil fleeing domestic violence by offering them full assistance on any medical, social, psychological, housing and legal needs, as well as empowerment via employability courses.

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In all, we have supported 3,705 abuse victims. BQM West House is one of the very few organisations in the country to offer so many specific professional supports, including direct partnerships with local hospitals and police stations to ensure the process of recovery moves as fast as possible for the survivors.

We work with Bem Querer Mulher, the UNHCR, the Yalda Hakim Foundation, the Halo Project, Karma Nirvana, the Refugee Trauma Initiative, and the Parneyan Training Centre and Rehabilitation Organisation amongst others.

The Foundation supports women and children everywhere to live free of fear and abuse and to provide them with opportunities to ensure their future safety and prosperity.

Meet The Team

Case study

Roberta was referred to West House by one of BQM’s community partners. Attending the first course in Industrial Cleaning, after which she secured a supervisor role with Grupo Veralana, one of BQM’s employment partners - a position which she says has “changed her life’.

Since February 2021, 41 women have graduated from the professional courses offered through West House, 37 of whom subsequently secured employment.

Meet The Team
Meet The Team

Our Partners

Bem Querer Mulher

The Caring Family Foundation has assisted nearly 1,000 women and children to overcome the trauma of domestic abuse with professional therapy and tailored programmes dedicated to facilitating their safety, recovery and independence.

The onset of the pandemic led to an escalation of violence and abuse directed against women worldwide. In Brazil, one in four women were victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse with a five per cent rise in violence inside the home.

In response, the Foundation established Bem Querer Mulher: West House, a women’s support centre in São Paulo, Brazil, providing funding for the centre’s running costs, professional staff and equipment.

Since opening in June 2020, BQM West House has become a sanctuary for women and children escaping domestic violence, assisting survivors with their medical, social, psychological, housing and legal needs.

The centre ensures support is delivered to those most in need through direct partnerships with local hospitals and police stations and is one of only a few organisations of its kind in the country.

It offers professional courses for women to learn new skills and find employment, empowering them to lead their own lives free of abuse and control.

Through its work to break the cycle of abuse, BQM: West House has provided  4,797 services including psychological support, legal support, and social services for survivors, supporting 1,085 women and 123 children over an average of 12 months.

Its psychologists also conduct counselling sessions for younger children, allowing them to find a way to express their emotions through stories, toys and drawings, while the most common approach for teenagers is group therapy, as many find it easier to engage with others.

Bem Querer Mulher

The Caring Family Foundation has assisted nearly 1,000 women and children to overcome the trauma of domestic abuse with professional therapy and tailored programmes dedicated to facilitating their safety, recovery and independence.

The onset of the pandemic led to an escalation of violence and abuse directed against women worldwide. In Brazil, one in four women were victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse with a five per cent rise in violence inside the home.

In response, the Foundation established Bem Querer Mulher: West House, a women’s support centre in São Paulo, Brazil, providing funding for the centre’s running costs, professional staff and equipment.

Since opening in June 2020, BQM West House has become a sanctuary for women and children escaping domestic violence, assisting survivors with their medical, social, psychological, housing and legal needs.

The centre ensures support is delivered to those most in need through direct partnerships with local hospitals and police stations and is one of only a few organisations of its kind in the country.

It offers professional courses for women to learn new skills and find employment, empowering them to lead their own lives free of abuse and control.

Through its work to break the cycle of abuse, BQM: West House has provided  4,797 services including psychological support, legal support, and social services for survivors, supporting 1,085 women and 123 children over an average of 12 months.

Its psychologists also conduct counselling sessions for younger children, allowing them to find a way to express their emotions through stories, toys and drawings, while the most common approach for teenagers is group therapy, as many find it easier to engage with others.

Bem Querer Mulher

The Caring Family Foundation has assisted nearly 1,000 women and children to overcome the trauma of domestic abuse with professional therapy and tailored programmes dedicated to facilitating their safety, recovery and independence.

The onset of the pandemic led to an escalation of violence and abuse directed against women worldwide. In Brazil, one in four women were victims of physical, psychological or sexual abuse with a five per cent rise in violence inside the home.

In response, the Foundation established Bem Querer Mulher: West House, a women’s support centre in São Paulo, Brazil, providing funding for the centre’s running costs, professional staff and equipment.

Since opening in June 2020, BQM West House has become a sanctuary for women and children escaping domestic violence, assisting survivors with their medical, social, psychological, housing and legal needs.

The centre ensures support is delivered to those most in need through direct partnerships with local hospitals and police stations and is one of only a few organisations of its kind in the country.

It offers professional courses for women to learn new skills and find employment, empowering them to lead their own lives free of abuse and control.

Through its work to break the cycle of abuse, BQM: West House has provided  4,797 services including psychological support, legal support, and social services for survivors, supporting 1,085 women and 123 children over an average of 12 months.

Its psychologists also conduct counselling sessions for younger children, allowing them to find a way to express their emotions through stories, toys and drawings, while the most common approach for teenagers is group therapy, as many find it easier to engage with others.