A community designed concept for a one-year period that offers a kick-start package for women who have survived Ebola in Sierra Leone, seeking to provide a safety net for women by building a community of supporters with the aim to ensure that each and every woman that participates in Project I sets into motion her aspirations to live her life to the fullest again. This is achieved in a two-pronged approach.
[sexual rights & innovation]
The Survivor Dream Project’s (SDP) Sexual Rights & Innovation program is rooted in creating ‘safe spaces’ for women, girls and young men in Sierra Leone. The initiative to establish this program was driven by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak that saw the loss of over 4,000 lives nation-wide. The development of Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces (WGSS) is a key strategic intervention for the protection and empowerment of women and girls who were disproportionately affected by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Over the last ten months, SDP has provided support-network sessions for a group of twenty young women and girls who survived Ebola as part of the WGSS program. SDP is committed to establishing ‘Safe Spaces’ in Sierra Leone’s current context, and beyond, as the country emerges from a humanitarian and post-crisis context.