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.
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. Help us raise $16K in 16 days to continue this important work.
Rape culture is real — the words we say may be unintentional, but careless comments, lack of support, and judgmental attitudes cause great harm. Many survivors are harmed emotionally and psychologically because of the myths, stigmas, and stereotypes that are dominant in a patriarchal culture.
Learn about what giving in a pandemic means to some of our Hope Circle Members.
As a leader in social impact the change doesn’t come from you. The “social” in “social impact” at its core implies the ownership and involvement of the community.
Even though COVID-19 is new, the trauma it has caused is not; therefore we are able to learn from past experiences and use that as a way to propel us forward.
If we believe that inherent dignity is within every single human being, we won’t call them words that we wouldn’t want to be called, we wouldn’t tell their story in a way that we wouldn’t want our story told because we see them in a higher light.
Wholeness looks like the art of kintsuge – broken pieces of pottery that are mended together with pure gold. This image reminds me to accept the way things are within myself, while also moving toward the woman I am becoming, for she can be both broken and whole at the same time.
Great leadership draws from conviction, and effective advocacy draws from understanding our community’s needs.
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