We are a community of people like you who believe that together we can transform violence into peace, intolerance into respect, and hopelessness into resilience.
We’re getting out the message that violence is unacceptable and co-creating an ecosystem of participatory, community-based support that puts the power of everyday change in everyone’s hands and leaves only the most complicated cases to the specialists.
Basic Mental Health and Community Strengthening
A community-based psychosocial support system that to date has served more than 3,500 people in weekly dialog circles. Born in November 2017 under the “No More in Ecuador Project,” using the Systemic Integrative Community Therapy (TCI) methodology, endorsed by the International Association of Social Psychiatry. It provides a professionally-facilitated space for communication which strengthens self-esteem, resilience and community bonds.
SISTERS HELPING SISTERS (LANA HERMANA)
Financial Empowerment, Art, and Sorority
Winner of Innovation for Change’s “Laboratory of Innovation, Andean Region”, this pilot project began with 80 Ecuadorian women and migrants, weaving a network of sorority that proved the power of the community to face obstacles. Sisters Helping Sisters is committed to financial empowerment as a key for women to gain their economic and spiritual independence. The program relies on value chains such as fairs and the manufacturing of products for associated businesses and has permanent support from the International Coaching Federation of Ecuador. This program is temporarily suspended until the new call.
FROM CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY – AWAKENING TO TRANSFORMATION
Denormalization and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
Using music, art, and dialogue, we work through issues of gender violence. We provide an empathetic space where people reach a greater understanding of the structures and cultural bases that generate abuse in all social areas. The participants give themselves over to their inner child, breaking down barriers and stereotypes that help them empathize with others’ suffering. The process gives them an understanding of how they personally can be part of change, with their actions and words.
No Más en Ecuador
La violencia no nace en un vacío
Este programa busca soluciones desde el lugar donde se encuentran los problemas, impulsando estrategias basadas en el diálogo respetuoso y creando espacios de apoyo auténtico, con el objetivo de mejorar la comunidad donde habitamos.
Everyone deserves a violence-free life.
A “PEARL OF INSPIRATION” JUST FOR YOU
A pearl of inspiration is a place to start or to continue a healing journey, to learn from each other’s life experiences or to connect with specialists. A place to discover a word, a phrase, a song, a painting that helps us grow as human beings or create a better world
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