BENEFITING: FREELY IN HOPE
EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2014
In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, Freely in Hope is hosting a summit for 100 high school girls!
Funds raised will help us to host a safe space for conversations on ending sexual violence, to provide on-site information, counseling and resources and to implement holistic aftercare support for students who are survivors of sexual violence. We need your help to make this summit a success and to bring change. Be a part of ending the cycle of violence against girls in Kenya and donate today!
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL:
In 2011, the UN declared October 11 to be the International Day of the Girl, focusing on supporting girls around the world living in violence, oppression and poverty. This year’s oﬃcial theme is: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence which fits perfectly within the mission and vision of Freely in Hope. This year, the UN is calling for governments and non-governmental organizations alike to move beyond awareness-raising by providing the support necessary to truly empower the girl child and end all forms of violence. Freely in Hope has been doing just that—in providing holistic educational opportunities for high school and university students, we have been able to prevent sexual abuse and re-abuse, to provide counseling and health care for students who have undergone sexual violence, and to empower once vulnerable young women into dynamic leaders who are impacting their communities with their stories of transformation.
GOALS FOR THE SUMMIT:
•Bring 100 female high school students together to celebrate our stories as women
•Develop FIH scholars into leaders by having them participate in speaking, leading and coordinating the Summit
•Confront issues of sexual violence to encourage students to speak out against violence against women and girls
•Provide resources to students for health care, counseling, education, leadership development and advocacy
•Inspire students through stories of Kenyan women who have overcome trauma and are successful in their vocation
•Empower students to advocate for justice in their communities and break the cycle of violence
•Equip students with knowledge to encourage, educate and advocate for their peers
•Provide aftercare counseling, educational opportunities, healthcare or legal support for students following the event