AMUSUVIG: Uniting and supporting women survivors of gender violence

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SUPPORTING WOMEN: The association also strives to unite women who have been the victims of gender violence in its different forms. CREDIT: AMUSUVIG Facebook


COSTA Women’s International Women’s Day conference on Friday will support two charities, Knitted Knockers and AMUSUVIG – Asociacion de Mujeres Supervivientes de la Violencia de Genero.

Knitted Knockers Costa del Sol creates free handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or lumpectomies.

While Malaga-based AMUSUVIG  is an association for female survivors of gender violence which aims to promote equal opportunities between women and men and the presence of women in political, economic, cultural and social life.

The association also strives to unite women who have been the victims of gender violence in its different forms, and push for improvements to laws protecting females.

Costa Women founder, Ali Meehan, said: “Within the local community, AMUSUVIG is helping women, girls and children live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity.

“As we know, domestic violence can affect women from any socio-economic class, nationality, religion, creed or educational level.”

She added: “We have supported Knitted Knockers since the association was created three years ago. The special handmade breast prosthesis, which are donated free, can make such a difference to women’s lives at a time they have just started the cancer survival journey. These knitters are an army of workers for good.”

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