Successes

 

A Breeze of Hope can already count a number of significant achievements.

In the United States, A Breeze of Hope has:

  • Trained over 400 people on the dynamics of child sexual assault

  • Given presentations at universities and spoken at small events in churches and homes about the prevalence of sexual assault and what to do when someone breaks the silence

  • Spoken on the radio, including WHYY, about sexual violence and the need for communities to become involved with its prevention

  • Drawn considerable attention from journalists, magazines, and newspapers

  • Engaged in international advocacy from its base in the United States

  • Testified at a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington D.C., concerning the revictimization of female adolescent victims of sexual violence during the legal process

  • Filed an individual petition with the Organization of American States, alleging the systemic failure of the Bolivian judicial system to properly manage cases of sexual violence against children and adolescents.

 

In Bolivia, A Breeze of Hope has:

  • Drafted model legislation for the code of criminal procedure that has influenced legal reform

  • Conducted ground breaking research and published articles and books on sexual violence and early childhood development that have influenced Bolivia and surrounding countries

  • Educated over 5,000 people on the dynamics of sexual violence and human rights

  • Given workshops on various topics to over 300 professionals

  • Co-designed innovative child centered teaching methodologies for schools in Bolivia.

 

 

Successes of programs that A Breeze of Hope supports

 

Centro Una Brisa de Esperanza (CUBE), our center for child and adolescent victims of sexual violence in Bolivia, has:

  • Provided free, comprehensive services (i.e. legal, psychological, social, and medical services) to over 1,000 victims and their families

  • Conducted ground breaking research and published numerous scholarly works on child and adolescent sexual violence

  • Educated and trained over 50,000 people

  • Brought awareness of sexual violence to over 1,000,000 people

  • Achieved a conviction rate of 95% in criminal trials

  • Increased child protection mechanisms in Bolivia’s legal system

  • Pushed the Bolivian government to declare August 9th the National Day against Child Sexual Assault

  • Presented a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

 

Comunidad Educative Para la Vida (CEV), a school that serves children living in conditions of poverty and marginalization in Chilimarca, Bolivia:

  • Provides educational services to over 250 children each year, where children receive two full meals per day and free medical and psychological services

  • Utilizes innovative, child-centered teaching methodologies that foster love for learning

  • Involves parents in the development of the children’s curricular activities and in the educational process

  • Has established a school culture of non-violence in a country where violence is regularly used as a form of discipline in the educational setting

  • Has designed a standardized, student centered, and non-violent curriculum for the Municipal Government of Tiquipaya, which plans to use it as a model for all schools in the district.

 

CUBE's Six Major Accomplishments:

  • Providing free, comprehensive services to over 1,000 victims and their families

  • Conducting groundbreaking research and publishing numerous scholarly works on child and adolescent sexual violence

  • Educating and training over 50,000 people

  • Bringing awareness of sexual violence to over 1,000,000 people

  • Achieving a conviction rate of 95% in criminal trials

  • Increasing child protection mechanisms in Bolivia’s legal system

  • Pushing the Bolivian government to declare August 9th the National Day Against Child Sexual Assault

  • Collaborated with OAS

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If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Rape Abuse and Incest Network at                                   . You are not alone.​

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Rape Abuse and Incest Network at                                     . You are not alone.​