NEWS & Blog
March is International Women’s Month, and in honor of women worldwide, we’d love to invite you to our virtual Hope Circle Launch! We can’t wait for you to hear uplifting stories from our scholars and see what exciting things we have planned for 2021. Come see what the Hope Circle membership is all about.
We’ve done a lot this year, pivoting our outreach programs during a pandemic, ensuring safe housing and education for our scholars, and learning to disseminate lifesaving materials on sexual violence prevention, advocacy, and reporting to our communities in new ways.
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!
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.
Happy Holidays from Freely in Hope! Shop our online store with a limited time sale for the perfect gifts this Christmas season.
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.
This month, we distributed clothing to our Malkia women and graduated scholars in Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship.
For the International Day of the Girl, Freely in Hope launched an arts competition to invite communities to be a part of reimagining a safer Kenya for teenage girls. We received 44 submissions from 12 counties across Kenya. See the winners here!
Take a look at everything that went down at the Book Launch Party where we celebrated the release of Nikole Lim’s new book, Liberation is Here!