VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
To end domestic violence in West Africa, men "have to change"
March 22, 2012 by Susan Dentzer
|IRC president George Rupp (back row, left) and other members of the IRC Commission on Domestic Violence meet with representatives of SOAP, or Servants Of All Prayer in Monrovia, Liberia. SOAP is an IRC partner focused on engaging spiritual leaders from throughout Liberia in ending violence against women. Photo: IRC|
Six out of every 10 women who seek assistance from the International Rescue Committee in West Africa do so because of domestic violence. Journalist and IRC Overseer Susan Dentzer is a member of an IRC commission that is working to raise awareness of this terrible problem and explore possible solutions.