We understand Sexual violence includes Rape, Child sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sex trafficking and exploitation, forced marriages, domestic servitude and Female genital mutilation (FGM).
1 in 3 girls become victims of sexual violence before their 18th birthday.
1 in every 5 girls has had a live birth, or they are pregnant with their first child.
40% of the girls drop out of the school year due to pregnancy. Most unlikely to return, affecting long-term educational, economic, and health outcomes.
44% of African women, or more than two in five, have been subjected to forms of sexual violence.
86% of our survivor support goes to young women, mostly abused as teenagers.
We envision a community where exploiters are stopped, children are safe, and dignity is restored among survivors of sexual violence.
Our Mission is to disrupt and transforms cultures of sexual violence through preventative education, holistic support for survivors, and empowering African women and girls to break the cycles of violence within their families and communities.
RESCUE. RESTORE. EDUCATE
We work to equip African women and girls with the means to achieve physical, mental, and economic healing and autonomy. We achieve this through a range of services, including safe housing, education, healthcare, counseling, and economic empowerment.
Our approach involves working within existing systems to empower the community to challenge harmful beliefs about violence against women and girls. We also advocate for changes to structures, protocols, and policies that hinder women and girls' access to fundamental rights.
Wounded Healers International is an organization led by survivors, founded in 2018 by a courageous young Kenyan woman who herself was a victim of sexual violence; however, with unwavering determination and support from well-wishers, the founder became a survivor and pursued a career in Counseling Psychology.
Inspired by how much hope redeemed her circumstances, She made it her life mission to change the outcome for other survivors who do not have support.
She equips girls to pursue their educational dreams, make a transformative impact, have hope for the future, and empower the community to strengthen favorable social norms, attitudes, and behaviors to prevent violence and uptake essential justice measures for survivors.
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Your support and contributions will enable us to help women and girls EVERY DAY when they need it most and give them a whole different future with school, a career, and a safe place to call home.
WOUNDED HEALERS INTERNATIONAL
Mailing Address: PO BOX 2162 South Portland 04116 ME
Wounded Healers International Is a non-profit 501 (c) 3, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. EIN 86-3187355
Wounded Healers Foundation (Kenya) is duly registered as a Non-governmental Organization under the Societies Act of Kenya Cap (108) with registration number 52198
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