And still….

More than one in four girls first sexual intercourse is physically forced or coerced


Our Mission:

End sexual violence against women and children around the world.

 

We’re teaching the IMpower System to a global network of partners that are preventing rape on a massive scale.

 

Empowerment Self-Defense

IMpower was designed and adapted based on a classic feminist model developed in the 60s and 70s called Empowerment Self-Defense. This model is the only strategy that has continually been proven to reduce rates of sexual assault.

 
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Dual Gender

The IMpower System engages both girls and boys which creates a culture of mutual respect that drives generational change.


 
 

DECREASE IN RAPE

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decrease in the incidence of rape

 

girls stopped a rapist the year after training

Success rate of boys who intervened to prevent an assault

 
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decrease in pregnancy related school dropouts

 
 

 
 

Global Adoption

IMpower is endorsed by world health leaders because it is evidence-based, cost effective and replicable.

 
 
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INSPIRE: Seven Strategies to End Violence Against Children

World Health Organization, CDC, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, UNICEF, USAID and PEPFAR


Positive Youth Development Approaches to Mitigate Sexual Violence and Coercion Among Adolescents: Building Choice, Voice, and Agency for Prevention and Response

USAID, PEPFAR and YOUTH POWER

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A Worldwide Teaching Program to Stop Rape

By Tina Rosenburg, Fixes column of the New York Times


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