WHAT’S SHE WILL SURVIVE’S MISSION?
she will survive (sws) is a passion project, advocating for The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
sws has two primary functions:
- to collate support resources for every woman or girl (or anyone else) impacted by sexual abuse or violence in every country in the world
- to spread awareness and research-backed educational materials to reduce harmful behaviours and cultural norms that can encourage violence against women and girls
Current projects include:
- working with Nairobi-based not-for-profit Ntoyie Africa (NCBO) to fundraise, provide and distribute sanitary products and educational materials to girls in Kajiado County, Kenya and surrounding areas, empowering girls and fighting #periodpoverty
- providing sexual health and child safety education, guidance and mentorship to parents in India (and beyond!)
- menstrual hygiene workshops and sanitary pad distribution in India to support marginalised communities in partnership with Shakti.ism
- other gender equality advocacy projects, including campaigning for equality
WHAT’S SHE WILL SURVIVE’S VISION?
A world with true gender equality and without violence against women and girls
Too many cultures in the world silence the voices of women and girls. It’s important for all genders to speak out against discrimination and abuse. And it’s especially important for victims of sexual abuse or violence to feel empowered to find their voices. This is a critical step in the road to recovery. Too many women and girls (and others) feel like they have no support after trauma and she will survive was built to support people in this awful situation. This is the first step.
The focus is primarily on empowering and supporting women and girls (based on my own personal journey), but this is a place where anyone and everyone can come to find help.
The second step is spreading awareness with the intent to eradicate harmful behaviours, social stigmas and cultural norms which contribute to gender inequality and encourage violence or abuse against women or girls.