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keep the next generation safe

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Freely in Hope and One Day’s Wages are partnering to equip parents and caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse. Your donation will be matched up to $20K to help us reduce child rape cases in Kenya and beyond.

join us in preventing child sexual abuse

Your donation will be processed through One Day’s Wages, a nonprofit organization that is matching your donation! This means that 200% of your donation will be supporting Freely in Hope’s new program that trains parents and caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse.

the problem

99% of freely in hope scholars were first abused when they were children.

Often times, they didn’t realize that they were abused until Freely in Hope provided education, awareness, and training on sexual violence prevention. Knowing this, Freely in Hope recently conducted a study investigating the beliefs around sexual violence from parents and caregivers from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in Kenya. From the study, 90% were aware of the risk of sexual violence to their children, but 59% felt ill equipped to talk about it with their children. The survey revealed how parents, especially those living in informal and rural settlements, are less likely to initiate conversations about this taboo topic with their children. However, these children remain most vulnerable to sexual abuse because they live in close quarters with elders and neighbors in violent and unsafe communities.

our solution

we're launching a new program that will span across kenya.

Linda Toto, meaning “protect the child” in Kiswahili, is a new program from Freely in Hope that will facilitate child protection workshops for 1,000 parents and caregivers across 11 counties in Kenya. We will impact parents and caregivers from diverse socioeconomic and tribal backgrounds, especially those living in informal and rural communities. The workshops will help parents educate their children on body autonomy, safe touch, and how to recognize and report sexual abuse. 

Attendees will also receive a copy of Pendo’s Power, a children’s book centering the story of a six-year-old Kenyan girl who teaches her friends about body autonomy, consent, safe touch, and the power of their voice. This lifesaving book will empower both parents and children to respond to sexual abuse. 

Workshop attendees will...
Freely In Hope

Gain awareness on what sexual abuse is and how they can prevent it in their communities

Freely In Hope

Learn how to initiate conversations around sexuality and sexual abuse with their children

Freely In Hope

Know how to respond to any child sexual abuse cases in their communities and utilize local resources to support survivors of sexual abuse

trauma-informed parenting video series

This Trauma-Informed Parenting video series provides practical tools, skills, and learning lessons to practice with your child. We believe that preventing child sexual abuse requires parenting practices that build trust, connection, and empathy. These are foundational practices that can help prevent child sexual abuse.

get the free companion guide

As a thank you, all donors will receive the companion guide that provides the basics of trauma-informed parenting. The Trauma-Informed Parenting video curriculum and guide will support parents and caregivers to have age-appropriate conversations with children about preventing sexual abuse, healing trauma, and caring for survivors of child sexual abuse. The guide is filled with practical tools, resources, and action steps to take to help you prevent child sexual abuse. 

Your donation will be processed through One Day’s Wages, a nonprofit organization that is matching your donation! This means that 200% of your donation will be supporting Freely in Hope’s new program that trains parents and caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse.

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