A crowdfunding campaign for Her{connect}Her,
an award-winning global platform and narrative program for displaced young women around the world. 

Hope guides young refugee and migrant women, both in their home countries and as they travel toward futures in unknown locations.

Through storytelling and with technology, the Her{connect}Her program assists young women in recognizing and amplifying their hope and building impactful connections between experiences, peers, and places.

Fully funded by the generosity of private donations, the program was delivered in Sweden, France, Greece, and the U.K. throughout 2016 and 2017, positively impacting the lives of dozens of young women and countless others who have viewed their stories online.

Since launching this funder in June your contributions have created urgently needed partnerships in border zones including on the Italian/French border where thousands of unaccompanied girls and young women are stranded in dangerous conditions -- often trafficked, leaving countries committing atrocious human rights violations only to find themselves subject to more violations in host countries where they seek refuge. They remain without access to healthcare, employment, education, housing -- they are deeply marginalized as racism rises and apathy sets in. 

Responding to the ongoing crisis, we are evolving. Your donations in the coming weeks will fund a groundbreaking expansion of our Her{connect}Her platform and program in October 2018. In this expansion we are working to employ young women refugees in part of the program that will provide them not only with tangible economic empowerment, but with essential skills for future growth, and an expressive outlet elevating their voices, needs, ideas and solutions.

We now need $14,000 to expand in October; if you know our work, you know every penny truly counts. 

More about the program: 

We have learned on the ground that due to the unique needs of displaced young women and their high risk of experiencing violence and isolation en route to and in new countries, there is great urgency for gender-specific programming

During the October expansion in Greece and Italy, more young women will engage in the expanded programming, some of which will receive evidence-based trainings to become leaders of the Her{connect}Her program, gaining employment and skills in leadership, technology, community-building, storytelling, and advocacy. 

In addition, an educational series will be offered for young refugee and migrant women in the U.S., using storytelling to cultivate connection and belonging among those who have experienced similar traumas.

Research shows that aid is improved when focused on the experiences and voices of refugees and migrants, and storytelling is critical to the refugee and migrant experience, from applying for legal status to healing from trauma.

Learn more about the journeys of our resilient program participants through our "Her Routes and Roots" series. 

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