THE NUMBERS ARE TERRIFYING
Thriver Sisterhood is committed to making a difference.
A United Nations statistic reveals that 1 of 3 women world-wide will be sexually abused. This number includes females sexually abused as children, teens and adults. 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.
Millennials, ages 18-34 in 2015, now number 75.4 million in the US. One third of them means 25.13 million women who have been sexually abused. These Millennials account for 29 percent of box office sales.
There is a huge following of abuse survivors on social media and many groups focused on women’s rights, empowerment, and support from others. Joyful Heart is active across all social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Abuse No More has 70,000 survivors and 85,000 supporters on Facebook. NAASCA-National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse is another Facebook group.
The Millennium Project in collaboration with the United Nations has designated Women’s Rights as one of the 15 Global Challenges. Connecting with this organization which has 42 nodes around the world can broaden the universal base of viewers even more. These people, their friends, families, co-workers, and followers can all be touched by this project.
The Thriver Sisterhood is creating an extensive website with interactive discussions, information both personal and statistical, referrals and links to support groups and activist groups, and inspiring, uplifting content. There will also be presences on Facebook and other social sites
This script would have never been written had Nancy Harkrider not made a decision to go into group therapy. It took her falling apart during a live television talk show to find her redemptive path. Nancy believes that those women in her group and her counselor are the reason she is thriving today.
The very personal approach in this fact-based story is not a downer. It is positive, engaging, and even humorous as it explores how people can heal and thrive despite serious wounding. And – how they can help prevent such abuse in the future.