We understand sexual violence includes rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sex trafficking and exploitation, female genital mutilation, sexual harassment, sexual bullying, and sexual abuse within partnerships.
1 in 3 girls will become victims of sexual violence before her 18th birthday.
1 in every 5 girls in Kenya has had a live birth or is pregnant with their first child.
40% of girls drop out of the school year due to pregnancy. Most are 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 gender-based violence.
86% of our Survivor's support goes to young women, mostly sexually 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 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 a survivors-led organization in Kenya. It was established in 2018 by a young Kenyan woman, who had been 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.
Over 50 individuals subjected to sexual violence have been rescued and are currently receiving comprehensive care and support. This includes medical attention, shelters, psychological counseling, education, vocational training, and spiritual and economic empowerment services.
Our organization makes a difference in the lives of more than 1200 girls and women annually by implementing leadership initiatives and promoting economic empowerment. Our efforts involve inspiring girls from rural areas to excel in their education, promoting their health and well-being, and encouraging their self-confidence and independence to pursue their aspirations.
Over 6229 teenagers and 311 members of the community have received education on sexual violence awareness and prevention. The initiative involved collaborating with local government, street leaders, Nyumba Kumi (informal community policing), as well as men and boys who typically provide the first level of response to women experiencing violence.
Your support and contributions are crucial in empowering women and girls in their time of need, providing them with the opportunity to pursue education, build a career, and find a secure and nurturing home. Together, we can make a lasting impact on their lives every day.
WOUNDED HEALERS INTERNATIONAL
Mailing Address: PO BOX 1052 GORHAM 04038 ME
USA +1(207) 536 0684 / KENYA +254-79-2381316
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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