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Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES)

Lilongwe, Malawi
Joined May 2021

The SOFERES is working in Dzaleka Camp to accelerate women’s economic Empowerment, advance girls ’education, strengthen women’s safety and security ,and enhance climate change resilience.

Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Health, Policy Advocacy & Governance, Women's Rights

The Solidarity of Refugee Women for the social Welfare (SOFERES) is a refugee-led organization of grassroots young women and girls from diverse backgrounds including women and girls living with disabilities, widows, women living with HIV and women with no income. It was founded in 2013 by a group of refugee women and girls living in Dzaleka Camp, survivors of various civil wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia who have experienced different forms of gender-based violence, exploitation and abuse in their families and communities. The SOFERES was legally registered as a NGO with the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962 (CAP(CAP. 5:03), Form C, No. TR/INC8243 in 2018. We  are committed to empowering  the most vulnerable and highly marginalized women and girls to claim their rights, challenge discriminatory attitudes, behavior, harmful traditional practices; and overcome poverty and other hardships.

People Associated With This Organization

Amisi Damiano

Malawi  
Solidarity of Refugee Women for the...
Joined May 2021
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
My name is Amisi Damiano. I am the Executive Director of Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social welfare (SOFERES) since 2016 and I am the key management leader of the organization and all programs. Therefore, I am also responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach and reports directly to the Board of Directors. By looking for joining this network, I want to continue helping others to know, use, or shape the law .
Amisi Damiano is the network champion (main point of contact) for Solidarity of Refugee Women for the Social Welfare (SOFERES).

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