Over 45% of the women attending our events have reported incidents of sexual, physical or psychological abuse between them and a male figure in their lives. About 20% of the reports occured when the when the women were under the age of 15.
Considering the severity of abuse in Nicaragua towards women, and the fact that 85% of the abuse happens in the home with a family member, counseling is a critical part of changing the reality in Nicaragua.
personal and life-changing
Our team dedicates a majority of the health event talking one-on-one with the women. During the talks, the women are asked personal questions invoking a deeper discussion around their sexual health and decisions that have been made. 90% of the women that discuss abuse with our team have NEVER had the opportunity to tell another person with 100% confidence and confidentiality.
"I'm so thankful to finally lift this weight that I've carried since I was a little girl." -Patricia M.
"What my uncle did was something I didn't understand. It felt wrong, but I could never talk about it because he was family." -Esperanza S.