Women and children are often the most exposed and abused victims of injustice, especially in the war-torn areas of Africa. Lacking meaningful resources and a sense of hope, many women resort to prostitution as a means of supporting themselves and their families. However desperate they are to leave the sex industry, they remain trapped by a lack of opportunity and rehabilitative support. Ellilta Women at Risk (EWAR) is a locally initiated and managed comprehensive approach that responds to the deep spiritual wounds of women forced into the sex industry and helps them return to meaningful relationships.

EWAR works with around 75 women a year, counseling them through the trauma they’ve experienced and providing them with skills training and job opportunities. EWAR’s nine-month program offers both women and their children a safe place to receive medical care, shelter, and personal guidance, while teaching them a marketable skill like culinary arts or weaving.