I was that sad girl because of the rape and trauma that had impacted me. I felt so hopeless. I even altered my name to pretend to be someone else. I had lost trust in everyone and thought that they were going to harm me just like the perpetrator did, I knew him well too.
I want to ensure that the system adjusts to meet the needs of disadvantaged women in the community, and until we see change, we can empower these women to be the ones who will take a stand within their spheres of influence.
Great leadership draws from conviction, and effective advocacy draws from understanding our community’s needs.
Speak out and raise your voice against sexual violence! Know that you are not alone.
If you know a survivors, use these 9 helpful tips to support them.
Without victim-blaming, throwing pity parties, or turning a blind eye, how can systems support the voices and dreams of survivors in our world?
Because of Freely in Hope, I realized that I am a survivor and no longer a victim. I am more confident in myself which is why I am able to fight sexual violence.
Be courageous and own your own story –– your story is powerful.
How you respond as an advocate can be critical in shaping the healing process for a survivor.
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