BENEFITING: World of Children Inc
While working as a counselor to survivors of sexual violence during the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s, Dušica Popadić realized that there would be a need to provide therapy to survivors and prevent future incidences of sexual violence not just in wartime but also in times of relative peace. Along with a group of women trained in mental health issues, Dušica began efforts to provide support services to sexual assault survivors in Belgrade. As Dušica learned more about the issue, she learned that child sexual assault, especially by family members, was a large and unaddressed issue in the country. She committed to providing psychological support services to these youngest victims and their supportive persons, as well as working towards large-scale change to protect all children. Through her work at Incest Trauma Center – Belgrade (ITC), Dušica helps to provide care and support to over 7,000 child survivors of sexual assault each year. She has also helped to educate thousands of adults in government offices, NGOS, and police departments, as well as thousands of children through school programs and successfully lobbied for the national Ministry of Education to adopt programming directly addressing the prevention of child sexual assault. World of Children Award will DOUBLE MATCH all donations made through this page between September 15 and October 21, 2016, up to $10,000. That means your $10 donation turns into $30 for children. Your $100 turns into $300!