Kivulini is a safe space that supports African women experiencing sexual and domestic violence. The Kiswahili word Kivulini means “in the shade.” It implies a place of safety where people meet for discussions and offer support to one another.
Our bi-weekly support group guides how we move through the complex and necessary healing process within a community of survivors.
The programs also tell stories that contribute to understanding African immigrants’ experiences of violence and mental illnesses and the role of stigma during the help-seeking process.
Kivulini Afro-yoga studio brings yoga enlightenment through the lens of African ancestry.
We create a donation-based, safe, supportive space for individuals to learn breathing, yoga, and emotional regulation skills and increase body awareness. We practice poses and movements that are gentle and slow and facilitate calmness. We also structure classes to allow space for self-paced movement throughout the practice.
We work with schools to support and encourage teenagers to stay and succeed in school, address girls’ health and well-being, and foster girls’ agency and confidence to help them engage in school activities and pursue their dreams.
The program also provides tools for assertive communication, boundary setting, self-care, and self-defense.
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722 Girls learned to be self-reliant, confident and empowered, and goal-oriented.
41 Survivors are supported and are in an active empowerment plan.
3449 Students learned skills to prevent sexual violence.
30 young women received economic empowerment skills.
8 women enrolled in continuous adult education.