Production of Documentary on Domestic Violence Funded by UN Women Micro-Grant Facility

In September 2012 Help & Shelter was invited to submit a proposal to UN Women for activities related to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December 2012) for consideration under their micro-grant facility, with grants of $5,000 each to be awarded to the 5 most innovative proposals based on a competitive review.

Our proposal to produce Help & Shelter's first documentary on domestic violence in Guyana was successful. The documentary captured the stories of women murdered by their abusers and survivors of abuse by interviewing survivors and families and members of their communities.
The main goal of the documentary was to demonstrate that domestic violence not only affects the victims and their immediate households but also their extended families and communities, and to illustrate that domestic violence is not only a “man and wife” problem, which is a common misconception in Guyana, but that it also has a major impact on communities and society as a whole.
To see the full documentary on Youtube, please follow the link:


Project Proposal123.53 KB
Project Cooperation Agreement148.97 KB
UN WOMEN MicroGrant Report - Help & Shelter.pdf1.07 MB
UN WOMEN MicroGrant Financial Report - Help & Shelter.pdf63.36 KB