2222 Member Planning Mission Trip

IBEW 2222 Member Kevin McLaughlin, an SST at the Braintree garage, is raising funds for a service trip to Kenya

Kevin McLaughlin Kenya TripViolence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights abuses, affecting one in three women and girls worldwide.

In Mwakirunge, Mombasa, there are high levels of child pregnancy, child marriage and FGM; all factors that prevent girls from finishing their education and living the lives they want.

Acts of violence are rarely reported because of the high costs associated with seeking justice. And, as the perpetrator is often known to the survivor, women and girls can lack the confidence to speak out, fearing reprisals or a backlash from their community.

In October 2019, working with UK ActionAid and the local community, Kevin, along with his wife Linda, and son John will spend 10 days in Mombasa, Kenya helping to build a support center, which will provide education and services to enable women and girls who have been abused to speak out, seek justice and enjoy their right to education in a safe and supportive environment.

If you’d like to support Kevin and his family in fighting violence against women and girls through support and education, please donate whatever you can to help build this support center.

Secure online donations can be made HERE.

After you donate, please email olivia.dandeker@actionaid.org
and provide Reference #3072562 to ensure Kevin’s team is credited with your donation.

Kevin and his family are grateful for your support!

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