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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.

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This seminar will focus on healing the wounds of trauma for people with deep emotional and spiritual injuries caused by war, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other traumatic events. The seminar will be led by Freely in Hope scholars who will use their own stories to facilitate a safe space for survivors and practitioners to heal and learn together.

Check out highlights from last year’s #IDG2014 Summit that hosted 50 students!

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Funds raised will help us to host a safe space for conversations on ending sexual violence, to provide on-site information, counseling and resources and to implement holistic aftercare support for students who are survivors of sexual violence. We need your help to make this summit a success and to bring change. Be a part of ending the cycle of violence against girls in Kenya and donate today!

Make #IDG2015 possible in Nairobi!

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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL:

In 2011, the UN declared October 11 to be the International Day of the Girl, focusing on supporting girls around the world living in violence, oppression and poverty. This year’s official theme is: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence which fits perfectly within the mission and vision of Freely in Hope. This year, the UN is calling for governments and non-governmental organizations alike to move beyond awareness-raising by providing the support necessary to truly empower the girl child and end all forms of violence. Freely in Hope has been doing just that—in providing holistic educational opportunities for high school and university students, we have been able to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse, to provide counseling and health care for students who have undergone sexual violence, and to empower once vulnerable young women into dynamic leaders who are impacting their communities with their stories of transformation.