Niñas sin Miedo

$1,600 of $19,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 24 months
Lauren Martinez
on behalf of Angela Martinez
Every day in Colombia 21 young girls are raped. Soacha, a municipality on the southern periphery of Bogota, is a region with one of the highest rates of sexual crimes committed against minors, and the second highest rate for early pregnancy.  At Niñas sin Miedo we believe in the development of young girls as a mechanism to achieve social growth and inclusion.

Niñas sin Miedo is an NGO developed with the goal of empowering young, vulnerable girls in Soacha to prevent adolescent pregnancy and gender violence, and break intergenerational cycles of poverty and violence utilizing 3 tools: educational workshops, sports, and pshycosocial support.

In the 9 months since its creation, Niñas sin Miedo has had an impact on 30 young girls. By 2017, however, we hope to incorporate 200 into the organization! In order to do this and better serve our girls, there are some logistical challenges we need to overcome. First, our workshops take place in public spaces in Soacha, which presents several risks to the girls. The foundation’s lack of a space to hold these workshops makes it evermore difficult to have a well-established staff that allows us to address all of the girls’ needs. Furthermore, without a physical space we are unable to properly store our bikes that are necessary for the sports component of our program.

With our own space we will be able to attend to more girls more often each week. More time spent with the girls will have a positive impact on the results of our program. We will also be able to expand our team and have a space to store materials, which will ultimately allow us to become a more self-sustainable organization.

Having our own headquarters will allow us to have an even stronger impact in Soacha and touch the lives of more young girls in vulnerable situations. Your help could contribute to changing one of Colombia’s biggest challenges in one of the most affected regions of the country.

Will you join our cause? It’s worth it!

You can also donate directly to Niñas sin Miedo on our webpage:

21 niñas son violadas diariamente en Colombia. Soacha es uno de los municipios del país en donde más se cometen delitos sexuales contra menores de edad y el 2do con la  tasa más alta de embarazo en menores en la zona. En Niñas Sin Miedo creemos en el desarrollo de las niñas como motor de crecimiento e inclusión social, por eso somos una ONG que empodera niñas vulnerables en Soacha para prevenir embarazo adolescente y violencia de género,y romper así el ciclo intergeneracional de pobreza y violencia para potenciar al máximo sus capacidades,con 3 herramientas articuladas: 1. EDUCACIÓN: talleres de reconocimiento y valoración del cuerpo,estereotipos de género,decisiones saludables 2.PRÁCTICA DEPORTIVA con BICI ESCUELA:medio de empoderamiento para auto respeto, confianza y cuidado del medio ambiente 3.APOYO SICOSOCIAL:valoraciones y acompañamiento psicológicos para prevención y denuncia.

En 9 meses de creada la fundación,  hemos impactado 30 niñas y queremos 200 en 2017! Hasta el momento venimos trabajando parte de los talleres en espacio público de la zona, lo que genera riesgos para las niñas. La falta de espacio propio de la fundación dificulta el tener un staff fijo que nos permita atender todos los dias a las niñas. Además la falta de espacio físico no nos ha permitido tener las bicicletas guardadas de manera adecuada.  Con nuestro espacio propio, podremos intervenir mas niñas y durante mas dias a la semana, lo que va a impactar directa y positivamente en los resultados del programa, podremos tener un equipo de trabajo fijo, tendremos donde brindar atención, tendremos donde guardar todo nuestro material de intervención y allí podremos poner a funcionar también nuestro propio negocio que nos genere autosostenibilidad.

Nuestra sede física cambiará y tocará aún más vidas. Seguro que si! Tu ayuda puede contribuir a cambiar una problemática de Colombia y la vida de niñas en una zona vulnerable del país!



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$1,600 of $19,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 24 months
Created December 3, 2016
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7 months ago
Gina Acero
23 months ago

Wonderful cause and wonderful organization. Can't wait to see the positive changes to those girls lives! We are super happy to help!

Christine Hall
24 months ago

I pray this organization will be able to help these young girls who are vulnerable to this abuse.

Jackie Massina
24 months ago

So proud of you !! xo

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