We’re teaching the IMpower System to a global network of partners that are preventing rape on a massive scale.
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.
The IMpower System engages both girls and boys which creates a culture of mutual respect that drives generational change.
DECREASE IN RAPE
decrease in the incidence of rape
girls stopped a rapist the year after training
Success rate of boys who intervened to prevent an assault
decrease in pregnancy related school dropouts
IMpower is endorsed by world health leaders because it is evidence-based, cost effective and replicable.
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
A Worldwide Teaching Program to Stop Rape
By Tina Rosenburg, Fixes column of the New York Times