Today, homelessness is one of the biggest social problems in Germany and many other countries. The situation has changed a lot in recent years: the "old" homelessness, the one that has existed for a long time, is joined by new forms, such as a growing number of refugees or elderly people living in poverty. According to estimates, more than 6,000 people live on the streets in Berlin ; one-third of which are women. The situation of women is particularly difficult in this context. Many of them express the constant feeling of insecurity as a result of aggression they have already suffered. P>
"EVAS HALTESTELLE" is an essential place for these women. For over 20 years, it has been a small haven of peace where homeless women can provide for their basic needs of food, sleep, body care and laundry. They are also helped to find permanent housing and to examine and assert their rights. In winter, the EVA’S STOP provides emergency accommodation for the night. Two social workers and many female volunteers ensure the daily operation of the establishment. P>
This year, EVA'S STOP nearly closed her doors. His lease was terminated and due to the difficult situation in the Berlin real estate market, it was very difficult to find a new home. Fortunately, EVA'S STOP has now a new address and has even been able to grow. The new premises can accommodate more than 100 women. Emergency shelters for the night may also be increased. Edenly wishes to Eva’s stop good luck for the move and - obviously - a lot of joy in this new "house". P>
Like in France, the main mission of SOS Children's Villages Germany is to offer a shelter to needy children and contribute to improve the social position of young people and disadvantaged families. Children, that biological parents can't take care of, grow up in a familiar environment.
The first village for abandoned children was founded in 1949 by Hermann Gmeiner in Austria. At that time, one rightly thought that a child needed a parent, brothers and sisters, a house and a village. Today, SOS Children's Villages is represented in 134 countries and territories around the world with more than 2700 institutions.
Their work is no more only focused on villages. Teenagers are supported with recreational and cohabitation offers, vocational training opportunities. The association also includes communities for people suffering from mental or emotional disabilities.
Edenly feels very closed to the « Centres mothers » that offer lonely parents the chance to make contacts, to attend free activities and have someone that takes care of their children in case of need. We are very happy to support single mothers that have to manage their personal and working life without a family support.
Every year, 15 million girls are married before the age of 18. That's 28 girls per minute:1 every 2 seconds. Child marriage violates girls' rights to health, education and fulfillment. They are exposed to violence throughout their lives and trapped in a cycle of poverty. Child marriage is fueled by gender inequality, poverty, traditions and insecurity. It occurs across different countries, cultures and religions and changes from one community to another.
Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 800 organizations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to reach their full potential. They propose and bring local and contextual solutions in the form of crowdfunding. The projects of Girls not Brides members aim to empower girls, mobilize families and communities, provide services and implement laws
Edenly has been following the actions of the members of this great organization for a long time and we are honored to be able to support them.