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We equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence.

In Zambia, 89% of all sexual abuse cases reported involve children. Through survivor-centered solutions, we work tirelessly to bring an end to sexal violence so that every girl can pursue their dreams in safety, freedom, and justice. Will you join us?

Why Support Freely in Hope:

We believe that access to education has the potential to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse. Our scholarship program provides educational opportunities for young women affected by sexual violence. Our scholars are high school and university students passionate about using their education and careers to end sexual violence.

High school students who finished all four years
ZAMBIA
6%
fih scholars
92%

Youth enrolled
in higher education

ZAMBIA
<1%
fih scholars
73%
College students who graduate with a degree
ZAMBIA
<1%
fih scholars
100%

SOURCE:
World Inequality Database on Education on data from country-wide statistics of the demographic who the Freely in Hope serves and who live on less than $1.90 per day.

zambia

fih scholars

Percentage of high school students finishing all four years

6%

92%

Youth enrolled in higher education

<1%

73%

College students who graduate with a degree

<1%

100%

Ways to get involved

Become a monthly donor by
joining the Hope Circle

THE HOPE CIRCLE is an unshakeable community of monthly givers that believe in our audacious vision of ending sexual violence. Your monthly donations literally encircle each scholar within Freely in Hope’s scholarship program — providing them with what they need to not just survive, but to thrive.

Access to education has the potential to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse.

Freely in Hope provides educational opportunities for young women affected by sexual violence. Our scholars are high school and university students passionate about using their education and careers to end sexual violence.

When Freely in Hope sent me to school, I had an opportunity to receive holistic education. I studied not with an empty stomach, I slept not from fear of traumas. I studied smart and hard and I made it through to receive my bachelors degree—the first in my entire family. I met survivors that told their story, mentors that walked with me and Freely in Hope that loved me despite my lack of self love. And then, I dared to dream again, I dared to be different and I dared to stand out.

Magdalene
Zambia Scholar

HOW TO GIVE

Airtel money

+260976562008

Donate Online

Become a corporate sponsor

Through the leadership of survivors and the generous support of our donors, our programs reached over 13,000 people last year! Our community programs, trainings, and events share best practices on survivor advocacy and violence prevention. As a corporate sponsor, your financial and in-kind donations will allow us to expand our reach! The programs that your donation will fund include:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL​
is a United Nations celebration that recognizes girls rights. Every year on October 11, we bring together over 300 high school girls from the communities we serve where they celebrate their beauty, share their dreams and give each other hope through storytelling. Learn more. Your donation will secure a venue, provide meals and purchase essentials like soap, pads, and school supplies for the girls who attend.

Super Girls Revolution is a program implemented in Mtendere and Kalingalinga compounds of Lusaka. We provide a safe space for teenage girls to learn to bring light into the world. Over 100 teens discuss topics including sexual violence prevention, menstrual hygiene, education on sexual and reproductive health, girls and women’s right and leadership development. Learn more. Your donation will fund weekly gatherings, facilitation materials, meals, and essentials.

Interested in being a corporate sponsor?

Take action

Your contribution can make a difference:: Join our community of survivors and advocates and contribute to ending sexual violence in your own unique way. Here are some ways you can support the work of Freely in Hope:

Become a volunteer

Donate your skills by mentoring a scholar, facilitating leadership training for our scholars, helping plan an event, or any other skill.

Partner with us

In the fight against sexual violence. We believe in collaborating with other like-minded organizations and invite you to partner with us for an event, campaign, or program

Follow us

On social media.

Join our

Facebook Group  to engage in conversations around survivor-advocacy in Kenya. Learn how to end sexual violence and access resources to support survivors locally. Connect and network with like-minded advocates in a safe space.

To facilitate a workshop in your organization/community.

Mambwe had not been in had not been in school for a year and was frequently missing from home due to her mental illness.

During one of her episodes, she was found by a neighbour and had appeared disoriented. When she was taken to the hospital, it was discovered that she had been raped. She received medical attention and had been in trauma therapy for a few months, funded by Freely in Hope. When she first began school as a Freely in Hope scholar, Mambwe was very quiet and would not participate willingly in group sessions. But after being equipped with tutoring and counseling through our consistent support, she grew in self-awareness, leadership, and confidence. Mambwe’s grades raised by 20% and is now able to share her story to help other survivors in her community.

RESOURCES

Download our Sexual Violence Prevention Cards and share widely with your community.

Download Kiswahili | Download English

The Butterfly Effect Curriculum supports survivors of sexual assault to share their story in a safe space. The curriculum aims to heal the trauma of sexual violence and provides a deeply healing, empowering, and restorative experience for survivors to connect with themselves, each other, and their Creator. This curriculum is a step by step guide that walks you through four different experiences you can walk your community through over the course of 4-5 days. At the end of the retreat survivors will feel heard, inspired, and transformed.

For Educational Resources visit our YouTube Channel

HOTLINE & PARTNERS

Zambia Police

Lusaka
Reporting Cases

Childline Zambia

116– Children
933– Adults

Nairobi
Report child sexual abuse and all other related GBV issues.

MNK Psychotherapy and Wellness Center

Nationwide
Trauma Counselling

WLSA- Zambia

Nationwide
Report child sexual abuse

Young Women Christian Association

Lusaka
Safe housing, Psychosocial Counselling services

Why Join the Hope Circle?

Imagine that you’re a part of a global community encircling each and every scholar in Freely in Hope’s program. Through your support, they are given opportunities to thrive in their education and leadership journey.

Christelle – Donor Feature

Being a survivor myself, I know how important it is to feel understood. Survivors need to be supported in the healing process and not left alone to fight the trauma. While dealing with PTSD, I found that allyship healed and empowered me.

Bubble Tea Run 2021

Eighty-five supporters of FIH recently completed a 5k run fundraiser, where they were rewarded with boba at the finish line. This year, the Bubble Tea Run was organized by Katey Lau, a high school student in San Francisco.

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