Sexual violence is happening right in our homes, schools, religious places, streets, work and it can happen anywhere. Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, though women and children are frequently the victims.
According to CDC, 1 in 3 female rape victims experienced it for the first time between the ages of 11 and 17, 1 in 10 female rape victims experience this assault before they turn 10 years old. The lives of these girls are significantly changed from the trauma they experience, and this trauma goes on to impact many areas of their lives.
The potential of these girls and what they can accomplish is cut short before it even begins. It is our goal to change this.
Our dream is to build Rescue Shelter in Kenya, ‘Place of Hope.’ This is a safe, trauma-informed sanctuary, sensitive to the gender-specific, special needs of girls’ survivors and the traumas they have experienced, giving them time to heal, counseling and support services that make healing possible, education, empowerment, and the opportunity to break the cycle of sexual violence truly.
Before these girls leave the Place of Hope shelter, they will have had an opportunity to recognize their leadership potential and gain valuable skills they can apply to their lives and engagement with civic life.
Wounded Healers started in 2018 after the founder and other facilitators lead adolescents girls camp (GLOW) in a rural village in Migori, Kenya. The camp’s goal was to initiate change and impact a group of young girls (age 13-18) who grow up in a culture where women’s opportunities and chances for success are severely compromised. During a four-day overnight camp, the girls opened up some of the most hidden cultural violence they had experienced. After returning home, the founder wanted to equip girls to pursue their educational dreams and enable them to have the competency and capacity to deal with life demands, manage relationships well to make choices, and have hope for the future.
Wounded Healers is a safe space where survivors have invested their skills and goodwill to ensure that personal needs are met, and souls are healed.
BECOME AN AMBASSADOR OF HOPE.
Are you passionate about preventing sexual violence in your community? We invite you to become an Ambassador of Hope and make a difference in your home area!
Ambassadors are trained volunteers, active in their communities preventing sexual violence through education. Whether it is hosting a table at a local event, speaking to students, advocating online, or leading a session for girls, Wounded Healers equips you with all the training and tools you’ll need to educate your community and prevent sexual violence
LET’S MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
Together, we can heal ourselves. Together, we can heal others.
We recognize our struggle in the struggle of others. Solidarity is our key value of growing together to achieve transformation. We truly believe that only unifying opinions, feelings, purposes and interests among the people we work with will make the change possible.