Thank You to Our Partners:
Through collective efforts and mutual passion, our goals become more attainable. This is why we are thankful for our partners, who have joined us in the fight to eliminate Violence Against Women globally.
Bereginia, The Mariupol Women’s Association
Alongside Bereginia and HumanDoc Foundation in Poland, we serve women and children evacuated from Mariupol. Together with them, we offer dedicated spaces for women refugees to gather and psychosocial support, including art therapy, to begin the healing process.
As they adapt to life in a new country, we also provide legal counsel, and vocational skills so the women can become financially independent and support obtaining accommodation.
The Andreev Foundation
Together with The Andreev Foundation, we’re supporting mobile teams of psychologists who travel to reach women survivors in areas of Ukraine that were formerly occupied by the Russians.
We build trust with women in those communities, providing survivors of sexual violence with psychological aid as well as raising awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, in order to support larger numbers of women suffering from war-related trauma.
We’re also providing skills training for internally displaced women to access new job opportunities. In addition, for those women survivors of sexual violence who are in the occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions, with our partner we’re setting up a hotline for women to receive psychological counselling.
Nadia’s Initiative (NI) is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis and advocating globally for survivors of sexual violence. Nadia’s Initiative’s current work is focused on the sustainable re-development of the Yazidi homeland in Sinjar, Iraq, where Nadia Murad grew up. When ISIS launched their genocidal campaign, they not only killed and kidnapped Yazidis, but also destroyed the Yazidi homeland to ensure the community could never return.
Nadia’s Initiative works with the local community and a variety of implementing partners on the ground in Sinjar to design and support projects that promote the restoration of education, healthcare, livelihoods, WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene), and women’s empowerment in the region. All Nadia’s Initiative programs are community-driven, survivor centric, and work to promote long term peace-building. Nadia’s Initiative advocates governments and international organizations to support efforts to rebuild Sinjar, seek justice for Yazidis, improve security in the region, and support survivors of sexual violence worldwide.
Alongside Nadia's Initiative, we will promote the event Solidarity Circle, which will happen in person with some of our program participants and the Yazidi survivors that NI works with. As part of the 16 Days of Activism, the event will happen in Shekhan, KRI, on December 1, and it will be a safe space for the women to share their challenges in their community and what they think about women’s empowerment.