We are working hard to carve out spaces for people to #disconnectTOconnect.   But our friends are up to some amazing things and we wouldn't feel right without sharing them on our site.  


1. Sisu Not Silence


Interpersonal violence (IPV) is one of the most pervasive yet under-recognized human rights issues in the world. It affects hundreds of millions of individuals across the globe each year from every social class, income group, race and culture. Every year, 270 million children are exposed to violence in their homes.

The consequences of abuse reach far beyond the physical and mental bruises inflicted on the victims, as the systemic effects cascade across generations. Research shows that women and men who have been exposed domestic violence in their childhoods are more likely to commit violent acts, or conversely be less likely to leave abusive relationships. Exposure to violence is linked to long-term health problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress and depression. Victims are at an increased risk of substance abuse and suicide.

 We can and must break this cycle, while seeking to reinforce empowering narratives that focus on recasting survivors as amazing, bold, badass women and men with bright futures ahead of them.