Pantaloons and Protections

Posted on September 29th, 2016 by

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Dear Praying Friend,

When I arrived on the island of Sumatra, people were demonstrating for YuYun, a bright girl who was raped and murdered by seven men and seven boys on her way home from school.

People were furious about yet another horrific incident of sexual violence. In response, the president of Indonesia called for stronger protections for children and harsher penalties for perpetrators.

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Pantaloons and Protections

This new indignation emboldened us to reach more children with our Abuse Prevention and Recourse Training. We were able to go into schools with a letter from the governor and teach students the Ten Tips to Safety, give them printed copies and point out the Hotline for Help.

However, there was one more essential piece needed as a barrier of protection: undergarments. It’s a simple fact of life that most girls in the developing world have no undergarments. ZERO protection is the norm.

We gave every girl a cute pair of pantaloons with a ruffle at the knee. This new layer of protection is also a waving flag to any would-be perpetrator that this child has been informed and has recourse with a hotline number and trusted adults in her circle to report any abuses.

Right now, three communities are inviting us to provide prevention and recourse to 100,000 at-risk children, and we do not know how long this door will be open to She Is Safe. For only $10 per child, we could see life become dramatically safer for girls in the world’s largest Muslim country!

Click here to give the gift of Pantaloons and Protections to Indonesian children (Select “Support a Specific Project -> Indonesia-Pantaloons and Protections“).

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Until all are safe,

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Michele M. Rickett
Founder & CEO

P.S. We have teams ready to go into each school as soon as the funds arrive. Please be as generous as you can as quickly as you can-and mobilize others to join too.

 

The Mid-Year Update Is Available!

Posted on August 15th, 2016 by

Mid-Year Update blog

Dear Praying Friend,

Is a girl safe if she is born to a teen sex slave? Is she safe if she lives in a trafficker’s village, a slum or a war zone?

Girls born in high risk communities – red light districts, refugee camps, border towns and garbage dumps – live in the midst of serious danger. But we have the tremendous privilege of lifting girls from danger, thanks to a $70,000 Matching Grant Opportunity for the Forgotten Girls Fund!

Our cover girl for this Mid-Year Update (now available on the She Is Safe website) is Devi*, a delightful girl who lives in one of the largest brothel communities in India. Devi has witnessed some of the worst of humanity: traffickers, pimps and violent sex offenders. Is she safe? Actually, thanks to you, she is!

Devi’s mother joined a She Is Safe learning and lending group in her area of the slum, in the hope that she could build a better life and shield her daughter from living under slavery. Every week her literacy, vocational and financial abilities increase. She is building a new life, with God’s help, for herself and for Devi.

Mid-Year Report side-graphicDevi and her mother are only halfway into our program, and they need our help to complete the course and rise above their vulnerabilities. We can’t stop investing in their capacity to sustain lives of dignity just yet, or they will fall backwards into slavery.

We are only midway through the year, but we are already celebrating transformed lives and families. While we pause to give thanks, we also have our eyes on what is yet to be done for girls who are still in danger. Click here to read our 2016 Mid-Year Update!

You may choose to support a specific project or staff ministry from the list below, or you can do twice as much when you preference your gift to be matched to the Forgotten Girls Fund, which we will use where it is most needed. Whatever you prefer, we are honored to steward your gift.

Until all are safe,

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Michele M. Rickett
Founder & CEO

P.S. Your generous gift will help us mark hundreds more girls as “SAFE” – now and forever!

Matching Grant:

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*She Is Safe uses representative names and photos to protect the dignity of those we serve.

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