4 Unique Ways We’re Ending Sexual Violence in the Pandemic

When schools shut down in Kenya and Zambia, the dreams of our scholars started to disappear. But Freely in Hope staff quickly mobilized programs at our live-in community centers. We also distributed lifesaving information on sexual violence prevention to the communities we serve.

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HERE ARE 4 unique ways we're ending
sexual violence during the pandemic:

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All 27 of our scholars are studying safely as schools are still closed. Since providing individualized tutoring, counseling, and leadership programs, their average grades have increased from C’s to A’s in many subjects!

Basic needs such as food and healthcare products have been provided for women in prostitution and their families which reduces their risk to unsafe work, sexual violence, and exposure to COVID-19.

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Through the distribution of resource cards, our communities know how to report incidences of sexual assault. Since the pandemic began, we distributed over 2,000 cards with resources to help those who have experienced sexual assault.

Teenagers in our high school clubs have also mobilized to prevent sexual violence in their communities! In Kenya and Zambia, we launched an online campaign that encouraged high school students to share their voice, art and poetry to prevent the rise of teenage pregnancies as a result of the pandemic.

We are raising $16,000 to continue this important work of ending sexual violence in the midst of a pandemic. From November 25 – December 10, your donations will be matched dollar for dollar! We need your help—we will not allow the pandemic to reverse the work of trauma healing, sexual violence prevention, and survivor advocacy that we’ve been doing over the past 10 years.

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Let’s use our privilege to build a world free of sexual violence.

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Our 2020 Highlights!

The pandemic was difficult for us all. Overall, it has challenged us to innovate and find unique ways of serving our communities in Kenya and Zambia. Together we reached over 13,172 people this year! Programs provided critical resources for survivors, engaging programs for our global audience, and important education on ending sexual violence. This year we reached thousands more than we would have before!

How Language Perpetuates Sexual Violence

The use of violent language against women and girls is rooted in toxic power dynamics, and if we are to deal with it we must uproot it from it’s core. I believe that the starting point would be to call it what it is: sexual violence.

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