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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.

  • Marie
    Marie found the courage to escape a lifetime of abuse, despite being born in one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women.
    November 4, 2015
  • Mariam
    Her uncles locked her in a room with no windows or bathroom. She couldn't tell if it was day or night. She knew that if she died, they wouldn't care.
    October 12, 2015
  • Leila
    In a culture where women are shunned for defying men, only her brother stood by her side.
    July 18, 2015
  • Camille
    Thanks to your support, for the first time in her life, Camille had somewhere to turn for help.
    July 9, 2015
  • 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
  • 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