In Bolivia, 7 in 10 women suffer sexual violence at some point in their life and 1 in 3 girls suffer some form of sexual violence before the age of 18.
Girls under the age of 12 and adolescent girls are Fundación Centro Una Brisa de Esperanza's (FUBE) main beneficiaries and a significant number of the girl victims of sexual violence treated by the organisation are of indigenous descent.
A comprehensive support system provides emergency assistance, individual, group and family therapy, support groups and training, legal assistance and counselling.
“We are extremely thankful for the Global Rising Star award which comes at a critical time for our organization. The recognition of the award has become a sign of hope and much encouragement for every single person in our team."
FUBE works with the police to carry out investigations and compile evidence against aggressors as well as providing prevention training for both students and relevant professionals.
Boys and men are encouraged to participate in prevention workshops, which include discussions on socially constructed gender identities and how they contribute to sexual violence in Bolivia.
FUBE will use the Global Rising Star award funding for strategic and fundraising planning to continue to provide quality services to the girls and boys that are victims of sexual abuse. The award will also help pay for staffing costs to provide valuable legal and psychosocial support to the survivors of sexual abuse.