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Teaching Self-Defense to Empower Girls in Kenya

Every year, Freely In Hope commemorates the International Day of the Girl that focuses on empowering girls and women to use their voices in their communities to speak against injustice. This year, we had the privilege to partner with Ujamaa Africa and Imarika Youth to empower girls in Kibera, Kenya to learn self defense skills.

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3 Ways to Promote Safety in Kibera

On International Day of the Girl this year, Freely in Hope is empowering 300 girls through self-defense trainings in Kenya and Zambia. Learn how you can promote safety for girls!

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3 Powerful Ways to Advocate With Survivors of Sexual Violence

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.

The Journey for Scholars

Unlike merit-based scholarship programs, a scholar’s journey at Freely in Hope can last between 4-9 years! Scholars engage in a holistic approach to lead toward healing, transformation, and leadership.

What your allyship means for survivors

Through your support, I have been able to heal from my trauma and support other survivors of sexual violence. It is through you that I am able to pursue my degree in psychology and gain respect in the workplace. I am a product of your support. I went from someone who was unable to smile or even say her name to someone who cannot stop talking!

How I Found Healing Through Art

I find my healing through art and storytelling. I am narrating my own story in a way that brings healing to others by encouraging them to be open and embrace storytelling too.

Leadership Lessons in Times of Uncertainty

How we lead in crisis can strengthen team dynamics. Hear from our staff members in Kenya and Zambia as they share authentic and insightful reflections on the things they’ve learned about leadership during the pandemic.

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Caring for Yourself as You Care for Others

The need for self-care and rejuvenation makes us human and should be embraced as a tool for better advocacy. Here are 5 points to help you practice intentionality in caring for yourself.

Words for Advocates

Advocating with survivors in our life is a journey that is incredibly nuanced with beautiful lessons along the way. If you want to learn how to support survivors better, here are 4 tips for advocates, from a survivor.

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