|Hub Cymru Africa is a partnership bringing together the work of Wales Africa Community Links, the Wales for Africa Health Links Network, the Sub Saharan Advisory Panel, Fair Trade Wales and the Wales International Development Hub. Hub Cymru Africa have provided grant funding to a project known as ‘Sustaining Livelihoods and Links Agome Yoh’. This is to allow the women of Agome Yoh to develop a new revenue stream to prevent mistreatment of children whilst forming stronger links with the people of Machynlleth, Mid Wales.|
|The Boy John at Smugglers Cove – Smugglers Cove Boatyard, near Aberdyfi, mid Wales are proud to host a series of gigs and concerts every winter season to raise money for Winner Group. These take place in The Boy John, a former fishing trawler beached on the shore of the River Dyfi. Many local and national artists from a wide variety of genres have performed including Theo Bard, Tout Suite, Max Baillie, Whistler, Suntou Susso and Sophie Mackeand.|
|I’m Nick Bard. I’m a hydro electric engineer who lives in Wales, UK. I worked as a volunteer in Togo during 2012. I was working in an arts center in Agome Yoh, near Kpalime. I met Marie Amétépé and she explained her work with Winner Group to Agomé Yoh. I was very impressed by her and the other women. They had problems in their own community and they decided to fight to improve their society. Also they help women who are difficult situations and have nowhere else to turn. They are extremely brave and are not afraid to speak publicly on issues that are often taboo. They educate the public about the problems of violence against women, gender etc. I decided to work with them to raise funds. First I did a sponsored walk across Togo to raise money for their cause. With these funds we did a project to fight against violence against women in seven villages in the prefecture of Kloto, Togo. I continue to raise funds to enable other projects to go ahead. Any assistance with fund raising is very welcome.|
|RADI (Research and Development for Integrated Development ) – Technical Partner Radi is an NGO based in Kpalimé, Togo. They provide technical support for our activities and helped generously in the project we recently carried out raising awareness of violence against women in 7 villages around Kpalimé. They assisted us in the design and production of our materials and provided us with a venue in which to hold meetings as well as providing solutions to some of our most difficult problems. We continue to work closely with them..|
|WiLDAF (Women in Law and Development in Africa )
WiLDAF trained many of us by running a workshop in 2009 which aimed to promote gender equality and empower women. WiLDAF-Togo also organized a programme for women paralegals including awareness raising sessions in the village and large exchange meetings in Lomé. This allowed our paralegals to gain important experience and confidence. They have done much to ensure that women are not further marginalised in society and that they can gain equality in the law and in social and professional relationships.