In Mae Sot, the border city between Myanmar and Thailand, limited counseling services are available that meet the needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence. Freedom Restoration Project then provides a non-residential center to meet this need, a safe space for anyone who is a survivor of domestic violence and exploitation to seek refuge and obtain the much-needed rest to heal from trauma(s) and break a perpetuating cycle of violence.
Freedom Restoration Project (FRP) will be a place where education on domestic violence is freely provided and information & referrals to community resources are shared. Groups and individual counseling will be offered. Peer support groups would be able to organize themselves at the center.
At FRP, survivors will walk through safety plans and be given training on positive parenting. Their children will have access to much-needed educational and psychosocial recreational activities particularly tailored for them as direct survivors of domestic violence and/or witness of domestic violence. Freedom Restoration Project is also a small organization runs by 2 social workers. The organization therefore opens for alternative tools and activities that could bring more positive experiences to its user aside of verbal-only process.
In order to enhance the learning on safety plan, Thaiconsent Exchange Designer Team supported by FRIDA Young Feminist Fund starts to make a cooperation project with FRP. This project aims to:
- Introduce options to leave or prevent domestic violence in the community.
- Create awareness on preventing domestic violence in the local scale.
- Communicate the issue that migrant women face into the public scale.
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