The suffering of women and girls worldwide is not a situation they chose, life just gave it to them whether they wanted it or not. As many survivors have told me, no girl wakes up one day and says, I want to be a prostitute, a porn star, trafficked, raped, assaulted or molested. But in this world it happens, whatever the circumstance. They started out with the same hopes and desires that we all have it just didn’t end the same way.
Woman and girls all over the world basically have the same wants and needs when it comes to how they see their future. Many want to go to school, get a degree and a job they love. Some want to be married, have a family and live a good life, others want to travel and do something for humanity. What ever it is it’s something that most of us want. But what happens when those dreams become derailed or never even materialize? For a period in their life they’ve had to depend on someone who was abusing them or worse, just for food and shelter at the expense of their life and life expectancy.
The unfortunate reality that remains is that not all women and girls survive, but there are a lot that do. They need support that goes beyond frontline crisis resources. Like all of us, we need a kickstart someone who will support and see us through until we can stand on our own. They want and need self sustainability, not to depend on anyone to live. Now it’s time for them reclaim there independence and freedom in a way that says I’ve survived, overcame and now I am truly free.
So what do they want, need, hope for? Here are some practical ways you can help them go from survivor to overcomer to truly free.
- The best way is to be a continuous donor of $25, $50 or $100 monthly. This will help us to provide access to transportation, culinary and leadership programs and job training. It will also help us to continue our presence to help survivors.
- Donating Basic hygiene supplies until they can afford their own
- Clothing. Gently washed or like new clothes for interviews or everyday wear. This will give them confidence and a boost to their self esteem.
- Volunteer with us! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can give your time.
If you would prefer to just donate at your own convenience you can go to our website at http://www.beasister2asister.org & go to Give Today then click on the donate button or you can mail a check to:
147 Prince Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
We thank you for all your support & every sister all over the world thanks you.