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When I was young, no one ever told me how great I can be. Nobody affirmed me of my gifts and strengths as a woman. Today, International Day of the Girl (IDG) helps reassure hundreds (even thousands) of girls—letting them know their dreams are valid… those dreams are important to me. For many of these girls, this day signifies the only …

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Dear Friends of Freely in Hope, On Saturday, August 26, 2017, we will be hosting our 7th Anniversary Gala at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco! In addition to requesting your presence at this event, I humbly ask you, your corporation or your family to consider coming alongside us by being a Matching Sponsor for our Gala. Over 200 guests will …

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Art has the ability to speak meaning beyond words—expressing unspoken pain, unseen wounds, the possibility of hope, and audacious dreams. In this workshop, engage in art practices, and processes of reflection that illustrate how the intersection of art and healing leads to transformation. The Art + Healing workshop is designed for those in search of healing for …

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  Join Us! AUGUST 26, 2017 6-9 PM (Doors open at 5:30 PM)    – DOGPATCH STUDIOS 991 Tennessee St San Francisco, CA 94107 – Our 7th Anniversary Gala will bring together all of our supporters from around the country to celebrate seven years of providing holistic education for survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. This …

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Category: Blog, Events, Storytelling

OCTOBER 22 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL Kibera, Kenya On Saturday, we held our annual International Day of the Girl conference! It was a huge success! This year’s conference brought together 100 students from all around Nairobi to develop leadership skills, storytelling with dignity, and violence prevention through education. We gathered in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum, to celebrate girls! …

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As 2015 draws to a close, we’ve reflecting on all we’ve done and celebrating all we’ve achieved through your support. It’s been a transformative year for Freely in Hope and we’re excited to celebrate another year of equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence in Kenya. Check out a few of our highlights! We …

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Freely in Hope’s annual International Day of the Girl Summit #IDG2015 brought together students, survivors, and practitioners to talk about ways to end the cycle of sexual violence in our communities. In the afternoon after our launch, we hosted 70 people including high school students from Kibera (East Africa’s largest slum), survivors of sexual violence from partnering organizations, and practitioners …

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On October 17, we celebrated five incredible years of restoring dignity with survivors of sexual violence in Nairobi—our scholars shared stories of their past full of pain that has now been redeemed through their audacious dreams of ending sexual violence through education, empowerment, and bold leadership. Their challenge to us was inspiring—to partner with them toward a community, a nation, …

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#IDG2015

Freely in Hope’s presents its annual International Day of the Girl Summit October 17, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Freely in Hope is hosting its second International Day of the Girl Summit for students, survivors, and practitioners. This seminar will focus on healing the wounds of trauma for people with deep emotional and spiritual injuries …

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Our #IDG2014 Recap Huge shout-out to all the donors that contributed to our first International Day of the Girl Summit in Nairobi, Kenya! We reached our $2,500 goal and you helped to make our first Summit a huge success! Freely in Hope scholars shared their stories about sexual violence and how they are now celebrating their rewritten stories. Clair (pictured) shared …

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