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Freely in Hope survivor-leaders are catalysts of change, role models for survivors, and leaders of system reform

Graduating as lawyers, healthcare workers and development workers, our survivor-leaders are equipped to change systems of oppression and bring freedom to their communities.

We establish safe spaces that equip our scholars for leadership. Our scholars are trained in:

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    Sexual Violence Prevention
    Training children and students to advocate against sexual violence
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    Self Defense
    Strengthening confidence and body awareness.
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    Transformational Leadership
    Using models in Appreciative Inquiry, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and StrengthsFinder
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    Human Rights
    Understanding laws that protect women and children
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    Crisis Counseling & Intervention
    Responding to trauma in the community
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    Financial Management
    Increasing financial literacy and independence
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    Art Therapy
    Facilitating healing through art practices
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    MEDITATION
    Increasing neuroplasticity and post-traumatic growth
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    Restorative Storytelling
    Learning to process and share our story to promote healing.
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    Public Speaking
    Communicating confidently and effectively
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    Career Development
    Developing interviewing skills and resumes
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    Trauma Healing
    An American Bible Society curriculum focused on sustaining trauma care
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When the survivors of sexual violence become leaders in the community, they protect the rights of women and children because they know how it hurts when rights have been violated. As a survivor-leader in the community, I will lead people in educating them on how to respect each other’s rights.

Mumbi*,
Freely in Hope Scholar
IMAGE: Leading Linda Toto, a workshop that teaches children to recognize and report sexual violence

Our scholars put their leadership skills to practice through our Storytelling Platforms

Freely in Hope is raising the next generation of Africa’s female leaders.

These strong leaders will normalize justice for girls, influence systematic change and bring an end to sexual violence in our world.

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