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Success Stories

By the time a woman or girl arrives at our doors, she is already a hero. Your support empowers her to transform the world — one person, one family, and one community at a time. Read our success stories to learn more.

  • Gloria
    She thought her new tattoo of her boyfriend's initials was a sign of their love, but it branded her as property of a violent gang.
    February 24, 2015
  • Kae
    Kae was taken to an old house where two women forced her down on the carpet to perform a female genital mutilation.
    February 21, 2015
  • Asima
    Asima had almost given up after decades of fighting persecution for her political beliefs and struggling to navigate the U.S. legal system.
    December 14, 2014
  • Gabrielle
    Gabrielle fell in love with a girl. When her family in Cameroon found out, they turned against her, kidnapping her baby and assaulting her.
    September 24, 2014
  • Itza
    Itza found the courage to stand up to her abusive stepfather, and she become the first in her family to graduate from high school.
    September 6, 2014
  • Lidia
    Lidia discovered her husband had sexually exploited her daughter, and she risked everything, including the life she has worked so hard to build in the United States, to do the right thing.
    May 31, 2014
  • Helina
    She didn’t need a recent photo to instantly recognize her daughter, even though they had been separated for seven years by her traffickers.
    May 21, 2014
  • Muna
    Muna's mother, always her fiercest advocate, saved her from a forced marriage in Yemen under the cover of night.
    April 21, 2014
  • Meena
    Meena faced a forced marriage at the age of 15. To escape, she ran away in the middle of the night, with only a few clothes and a blanket.
    December 18, 2013